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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2016.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 2016: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2016?


Events

  • 01 Jun 2016 Syrian Civil War: United States-backed Syrian Democratic Forces begin an offensive to regain control of the city of Manbij in the Aleppo Governorate from ISIL. (Reuters via Trust)
  • 02 Jun 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): In a raid by Somali forces near Kismayo, at least 16 Al-Shabaab militants are killed, including the mastermind of the Garissa University College attack. (BBC) (Daily Caller)
  • 03 Jun 2016 2016 European floods: The flood waters for the Seine River are expected to peak at six metres above its normal level. Flooding in France and Germany has so far claimed at least 11 lives. (BBC)A sixth body is recovered in Bavaria near the Austrian border. (AP)
  • 04 Jun 2016 Syrian Civil War: Syrian Government forces enter Raqqa province, the joint capital of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. It is one of three simultaneous attacks in Iraq and Syria. (Haaretz)
  • 05 Jun 2016 Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present): Turkish Air Force bombs Kurdistan Workers' Party targets in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey killing at least 27 militants. (Reuters)
  • 06 Jun 2016 Five people working for Jordanian intelligence are killed in an attack in a Palestinian Baqa'a refugee camp near Amman. (Al Arabiya)
  • 07 Jun 2016 Seven police officers and four civilians are killed, and 36 people are wounded, three critically, by a car bomb explosion near the main tourism district in Istanbul, Turkey. The explosives, detonated by remote control, wrecked a passing police bus, reports CNN Türk. There is no immediate claim of responsibility. (Reuters) (AP)
  • 08 Jun 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Taliban kills 12 members of Afghanistan's security forces who were captured in recent ambushes in the Ghazni Province on June 3 and 5. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 09 Jun 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): Al-Shabaab says it has killed at least 60 Ethiopian soldiers in an attack on a AMISOM base in central Somalia. (BBC)
  • 10 Jun 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A blast occurs at a mosque in a small village in the Nangarhar Province, killing four people and injuring nearly 40 more. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 11 Jun 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Fighting breaks out between ISIL militants and Afghan police in the Haska Mina District, Nangarhar Province, leaving six police officers and 15 militants dead, according to officials. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
  • 12 Jun 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): In the Third Battle of Fallujah, ISIL militants attack a military barracks east of Fallujah, killing more than 50 government soldiers and militia members. At least 12 militants were also killed in the assault. (Al Jazeera)
  • 13 Jun 2016 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting: City officials in Orlando, Florida, continue to identify the bodies of the victims in yesterday's attack. So far, 33 of the reported 49 victims have been identified and their families notified. (City of Orlando)
  • 14 Jun 2016 Afghanistan–Pakistan skirmishes: Afghan and Pakistani soldiers clash at the Torkham border crossing between the two countries, leaving one Afghan soldier and a Pakistani major killed. At least 22 other people were also injured. Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan have grown since the latter's attempts to build a gate at the crossing. (Al Jazeera)
  • 15 Jun 2016 Syrian Civil War: Syrian government airstrikes hit rebel-held areas in Aleppo, killing at least 34 people. (Al Jazeera)
  • 16 Jun 2016 Libyan Civil War (2014–present): A suicide bombing kills at least 10 security force members in the village of Abu Qurayn, west of Sirte. (Al Jazeera)
  • 17 Jun 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017), Military intervention against ISIL, Battle of Fallujah (2016): The Iraqi government recaptures the main government compound in Fallujah. (AFP via Daily Mail)
  • 18 Jun 2016 Terrorism in the European Union: Twelve people are arrested and three men are subsequently charged with terrorism offences in Belgium after dozens of raids were carried out mainly in the Brussels region. (BBC)
  • 19 Jun 2016 Pan-Orthodox Council: A gathering of Eastern Orthodox Churches, the first of its kind in a millennium, opens on the Greek island of Crete. However, the Russian, Bulgarian, Georgian and the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch refused to attend after a dispute. The gathering will last until June 27. (BBC)
  • 20 Jun 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A minibus carrying private security guards explodes in Kabul resulting in the death of at least 12 people and injuring several others. (Reuters and NBC News)
  • 21 Jun 2016 Jordanian–Syrian border incidents during the Syrian Civil War: A car-bomb explodes near a Jordanian Armed Forces outpost in the extreme north-eastern point of Rukban, a makeshift Syrian refugee camp, leaving 6 soldiers dead and 14 injured. (BBC)
  • 22 Jun 2016 Moro conflict: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant declares war on the Philippines. (The Philippine Star)
  • 23 Jun 2016 Boko Haram insurgency: According to Médecins Sans Frontières, more than 1,200 people have died of starvation and illness at a refugee camp for those fleeing Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria. (The Guardian)
  • 24 Jun 2016 Moro conflict: Seven Indonesian sailors are kidnapped off the coast of Sulu near Mindanao in the southern Philippines raising terrorism fears. (The New York Times), (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
  • 25 Jun 2016 Moro conflict: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant urges its supporters in Indonesia and Malaysia to go to the Philippines and fight against newly-elected president Rodrigo Duterte. (Rappler)
  • 26 Jun 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): Battle of Fallujah (2016): The head of the counter terrorism forces which partook in the offensive says that the city of Fallujah has been "fully liberated". (AP)
  • 27 Jun 2016 Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon: A suicide bomber attacks the Lebanese village of Qaa near the Syrian border, with at least six people dead and 13 people injured. (BBC)
  • 28 Jun 2016 Yemeni Civil War: Three Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant bombings in Yemen's southern port city of Al Mukalla kill 38 government forces and injure 24 others. (Reuters)
  • 29 Jun 2016 2016 Istanbul airport attack: The death toll from the attack on the Istanbul Atatürk Airport rises to 42. (CNN)
  • 30 Jun 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): An Afghan National Security Forces convoy outside Kabul is attacked in a coordinated ambush including suicide bombers and heavy machine guns resulting in over 40 deaths. (BBC)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - One Dance
  2. - Panda
  3. - Can't Stop The Feeling!
  4. - 7 Years
  5. - Work From Home

Movies

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Country: United States of America

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Country: United States of America

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal, Sandy Dennis

Country: United States of America

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll

Country: United States of America

Up in Mabel's Room

Up in Mabel's Room

Directed by: E. Mason Hopper

Starring: Marie Prevost, Harrison Ford, Phyllis Haver, Harry Myers

Books

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Foreign Agent by Brad Thor

Foreign Agent

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“The best thriller of the year...an exciting and entertaining read.” —The Washington Times “A top-notch thriller.” —Bill O’Reilly From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor—a brilliant thriller as “current as tomorrow’s headlines.”

The Murder House by James Patterson, David Ellis

The Murder House

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It has an ocean-front view, a private beach--and a deadly secret that won't stay buried.No. 7 Ocean Drive is a gorgeous, multi-million-dollar beachfront estate in the Hamptons, where money and privilege know no bounds.

Tom Clancy Duty and Honor by Grant Blackwood

Tom Clancy Duty and Honor

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Jack Ryan, Jr., is caught in the crosshairs of a would-be tyrant in the latest novel in Tom Clancy's New York Times bestselling series.DUTY AND HONORJack Ryan, Jr.,

15th Affair by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

15th Affair

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Detective Lindsay Boxer chases an elusive, possibly very dangerous suspect-her husband. Lindsay Boxer has a beautiful baby daughter and a husband she loves unconditionally. The police detective has never been happier-until a brutal murder in a hotel and the disappearance …

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

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Look out for Jojo’s new book, Still Me, the next book featuring Louisa Clark from Me Before You and After You, coming soon! They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose .