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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 2017: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 2017?


Events

  • 01 Feb 2017 Four alleged extremists planning terror attacks in Azerbaijan are killed in a shootout with the country's security forces; one suspect is arrested. The State Security Service says the group was connected to an unspecified religious extremist group abroad. (Reuters) (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 02 Feb 2017 Georgia–European Union relations: The European Parliament unanimously approves visa-free regime in the Schengen zone for Georgia. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 03 Feb 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): According to Afghan Police, eight of their forces have been killed by the Taliban at a checkpoint in Faryab Province. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 04 Feb 2017 War in Donbass: A rebel commander is killed by a bomb in eastern Ukraine while three Ukrainian Army soldiers are killed in fighting. At least 33 people have been killed in fighting over the past week. (AP via News Limited)
  • 05 Feb 2017 Heavy snow and avalanches kill dozens of people in Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, while Kabul International Airport is closed due to snow and ice on the runway. (BBC), (FOX News)
  • 06 Feb 2017 Sinai insurgency: An Egyptian Army raid in central Sinai kills at least 14 ISIL militants. (Reuters)
  • 07 Feb 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bombing at the Supreme Court of Afghanistan in Kabul kills at least 20 people and injures 41 others, 10 of whom are in critical condition. (BBC) (NBC News)
  • 08 Feb 2017 War in Donbass: Donetsk People's Republic commander Mikhail Tolstykh, better known by his nom de guerre "Givi", is killed in a bomb blast in Makiivka, Donetsk Oblast. DPR officials blame the Security Service of Ukraine for the attack. (BBC)
  • 09 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Battle of al-Bab: At least three soldiers of the Turkish Armed Forces are accidentally killed by a Russian airstrike near al-Bab in northern Syria. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 10 Feb 2017 French police arrest three men and a 16-year-old girl found with bomb-making materials in a Montpellier flat. The female suspect had been spotted online saying she wanted to either leave for the Syria-Iraq conflict or mount an attack in France, and recorded a video in which she pledged allegiance to ISIL. (BBC)
  • 11 Feb 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bomber kills at least seven people outside a bank in Lashkargah. (Reuters)
  • 12 Feb 2017 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present), Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: A helicopter from the Saudi-led coalition bombs a vehicle outside Aden International Airport, wounding at least three Yemeni soldiers. (Reuters)
  • 13 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: 2017 Lahore suicide bombing: At least 13 people, including six police officers, are killed and 85 are injured after a bomb explodes at a protest rally in Lahore, Punjab. The Pakistani Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claims responsibility. (Dawn)
  • 14 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Idlib Governorate clashes (2017): Rival fighters between Tahrir al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa clash in Syria's northern Idlib Governorate, killing "dozens" according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (BBC)
  • 15 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: Two separate bombings take place in Pakistan, killing at least seven people. A suicide bomber kills five people at the administrative headquarters in the Mohmand Agency tribal district while the other kills two people at a hospital in Peshawar. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claims responsibility for the first attack. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 16 Feb 2017 2017 Sehwan suicide bombing: At least 70 people are killed and more than 150 injured in suicide bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine in Sehwan, Sindh, Pakistan; 50 of the injured are in critical condition, medical emergency has been declared in the hospitals of Hyderabad, Dadu and Jamshoro. (Dawn News), (The News)
  • 17 Feb 2017 Boko Haram insurgency: Up to seven suicide bombers blow themselves up after failing in an attempt to attack a camp for displaced people near Maiduguri, Nigeria. (Al Jazeera)
  • 18 Feb 2017 2017 Leuven derailment: One person is killed and 20 are injured when a passenger train derails near Leuven, Belgium. (Sky News)
  • 19 Feb 2017 Iraqi Civil War, Battle of Mosul: Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from ISIL militants. The United Nations says humanitarian agencies are setting up in these older sections of the city where, already, food and fuel supplies are dwindling, running water is scarce, and electricity in many neighborhoods is unreliable for the estimated 800,000 civilians. (CNN) (BBC) (UN-OCHA)
  • 20 Feb 2017 Gunmen attack a Vietnamese vessel near Tawi-Tawi, Philippines, killing at least one sailor and abducting seven others, according to the Philippine Coast Guard. Abu Sayyaf militants are suspected of being behind the attack. (Reuters)
  • 21 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: Multiple suicide bombers kill at least six people near a district court in Charsadda. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar claimed responsibility for the attack. (Al Jazeera)
  • 22 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Raqqa offensive: U.S.-backed SDF forces on two fronts meet up northeast of Raqqa, encircling a pocket of villages still held by ISIS. (Rudaw)
  • 23 Feb 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: At least six people are killed in a bomb blast in the Pakistani city of Lahore. (BBC)
  • 24 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War, Battle of al-Bab: The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army captures Al-Bab from ISIL after months of fighting. (The Washington Post)A car bomb explodes in the Syrian village of Sousian, north of al-Bab, killing at least 60 people. (Time), (BBC), (AP)
  • 25 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports that militants attacked two Syrian Armed Forces bases in Homs, killing at least 42 people, including a senior intelligence officer. (Reuters via Jerusalem Post), (SBS)
  • 26 Feb 2017 Syrian Civil War: The Syrian Army recaptures the strategic town of Tadef from ISIL, south of al-Bab, securing key transportation routes in eastern Aleppo Governorate. (Xinhuanet)
  • 27 Feb 2017 Moro conflict: The Abu Sayyaf militant group beheads their German hostage Jurgen Kantner in Indanan, Philippines. (The Straits Times)
  • 28 Feb 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Twelve Afghan National Police officers are killed in a Taliban "infiltration attack" in the southern Helmand Province. (BBC)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Bad And Boujee
  2. - Shape Of You
  3. - I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)
  4. - Black Beatles
  5. - Closer

Movies

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Logan

Logan

Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: James Mangold

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook

Country: United States of America

Taken

Taken

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Pierre Morel

Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Country: United States of America

Lucky

Lucky

Release year: 2017

Directed by: John Carroll Lynch

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Sebastián Lelio

Starring: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: Bill Condon

Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Shack by William P. Young

The Shack

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Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove

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Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window.

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Lincoln in the Bardo

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEThe long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast …

Echoes in Death by J.D. Robb

Echoes in Death

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Lieutenant Eve Dallas encounters her toughest case yet when New York’s wealthiest couples are the targets of a calculated killer in Echoes in Death, a crime thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D.

Billionaire Unknown by J.S. Scott

Billionaire Unknown

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Billionaire Unknown The Billionaire's Obsession ~ Blake Harper I was perfectly content with my life. My career was booming. I traveled. I did as much charity work as I possibly could for the homeless, and I was perfectly happy with …