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March 2016

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 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 March 2016: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 2016?


  • 01 Mar 2016 War in Donbass: Three soldiers were killed and two more injured when a Ukrainian military vehicle was set on fire in the eastern Luhansk Oblast.
  • 02 Mar 2016 According to the official Xinhua News Agency, one Chinese national was killed and three more were injured in a militant attack on a Chinese-invested firm in Laos.
  • 03 Mar 2016 DHKP/C Insurgency in Turkey: Istanbul police shoot and kill two women belonging to the Revolutionary People's Liberation Army Front who were allegedly trying to ambush a Bayrampasa neighbourhood on the city's European-facing side. Two officers were also injured.
  • 04 Mar 2016 Libyan Civil War (2014-present). A Libyan spokesperson claims that two Italian hostages were freed by local fighters in Sabratha, Libya. They are being held under Islamic State custody. He also confirmed that two other hostages from Italy were killed in clashes between IS militants and local forces.
  • 05 Mar 2016 Taliban insurgency. The Afghan Taliban release a statement disapproving of peace talks with Afghanistan's government until foreign forces cease attacking their positions and withdraw completely from the country. Next week, direct peace talks between government officials and Taliban are expected to take place at Islamabad in Pakistan.
  • 06 Mar 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: A suicide bomber causes at least 60 deaths and injures 70 others by driving his explosives-laden truck through a security checkpoint at the entry to the Iraqi city, Hillah. It happened south of Baghdad. The attack was claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
  • 07 Mar 2016 Insurgency within the Maghreb (2002 to present): At least 50 people were killed in clashes between the Tunisian Army, Islamist militants and the Tunisian Army in Ben Gardane near the border with Libya.
  • 08 Mar 2016 Spillover from the Syrian Civil War: In the Turkish border town Kilis, at least one person was killed and another injured by mortar shells fired in Syria.
  • 09 Mar 2016 War in Afghanistan (2001-present: Taliban militants attacked government offices in southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. At least 10 people were killed, seven of them being the attackers.
  • 10 Mar 2016 One soldier and eight militants are killed in clashes between Lebanese Army soldiers and jihadist militants in the vicinity of Ras Baalbek, northeast Lebanon. This is close to the Syrian border.
  • 11 Mar 2016 Insurgency within the Maghreb (2002-present: Three suspected Islamist militants are killed by the Algerian Army near El Oued in the east. The Army also seizes large quantities of weapons, including six antiaircraft missiles.
  • 12 Mar 2016 Iraqi Civil War (2014)-2017: Use of chemical weaponry in the Iraqi Civil War. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fired mortars containing unidentified chemical agents, killing one and injuring 600 people in Taza Khurmatu in Iraq.
  • 13 Mar 2016 March 2016, Ankara bombing: An explosion takes place in central Ankara (Turkey), with at least 34 deaths and 125 injuries.
  • 14 Mar 2016 March 2016 Ankara Bombing: Turkey's Interior Ministry Efkan Ala said that the results of yesterday's Ankara bombing investigation will be released later today. Mehmet Muezzinoglu, the Health Minister, says that 125 people were taken to hospital with 19 of them in critical condition. The bombing was carried out by two Kurdish militants.
  • 15 Mar 2016 2016 Brussels police raids: Belgian Security Forces hunt gunmen connected to the November 2015 Paris attacks. The raid on a Brussels house left four officers injured and one dead following an exchange of gunfire. One or more gunmen are still at large in the Belgian capital's south suburb of Forest, so roads have been closed.
  • 16 Mar 2016 War in North-West Pakistan 2016 Peshawar Bus Bombing: 15 people were killed and at least 54 others were injured when a bomb was detonated in a bus carrying officials in Peshawar.
  • 17 Mar 2016 Iraqi Civil War, Syrian Civil War. The United States Secretary John Kerry has stated that ISIL committed genocide against Christians and Yazidis in Syria and Iraq. (BBC). Islamic State Reports commander Hassan Aboud died from wounds he received in a battle near Aleppo. A vehicle in which he was riding was struck by a roadside bomb close to Khanaser.
  • 18 Mar 2016 Insurgency in Maghreb (2002-present). Four security personnel were killed by Boko Haram, al-Qaeda and other terrorists in separate attacks in Niger.
  • 19 Mar 2016 March 2016 Istanbul bombing: Five people are killed in an explosion in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey. (Sputnik International), (Al Jazeera),
  • 20 Mar 2016 March 2016 Istanbul bombing: Turkish authorities identify a Turkish man suspected of having ties to Islamic State as the perpetrator of this weekend's suicide bombing at Istanbul.
  • 21 Mar 2016 A Serbian man sets off a grenade in a bakery in Belgrade. He kills himself. There were no other injuries.
  • 22 Mar 2016 2016 Brussels bombings: According to Belgian media, at least 34 people were killed and at least 170 others were injured in three explosions at Brussels Airport and Maalbeek Metro station. Frederic Van Leeuw, the Belgian federal prosecutor, warns that it is too early to know how many victims were killed in the bombings. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claim responsibility.
  • 23 Mar 2016 Van Leeuw claims that 31 people were killed and 271 were injured by the bombings.
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  • 25 Mar 2016 Aftermath from the 2016 Brussels bombings. Six suspects were arrested in Brussels Schaerbeek. (BBC/CNN) Belgian officials have confirmed that Najim Laachraoui (24-year-old suicide bomber) was the bomb-maker behind the suicide vests used in the Paris attacks of November 13, 2015.
  • 26 Mar 2016 According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Palmyra offensive: Syrian Civil War: March 2016: With the assistance of Russian airstrikes, Syrian troops advanced into Palmyra from multiple fronts and took several neighborhoods. They were unable, however, to encircle it.
  • 27 Mar 2016 According to a Syrian military source, the Palmyra offensive (March 2016), The Syrian Army has taken full control of Palmyra following heavy fighting with ISIL forces.
  • 28 Mar 2016 Afghanistan War (2001-present). Taliban fighters launch explosives at Afghanistan’s Parliament during its session. While members of Parliament claim that no one was hurt, a Taliban spokesperson says it caused many casualties.
  • 29 Mar 2016 2016 Brussels bombings: Officials in Belgium have reduced the death toll to 32 from 35, while nearly 100 people are still being treated. (UPI).Brussels Zaventem International Airport CEO Arnaud Fist said Wednesday that the airport would reopen at less then a quarter capacity as ongoing tests determine which flights are allowed to resume. Feist said that it could take several months before the airport reaches full capacity.
  • 30 Mar 2016 Libyan Civil War (2014-present). Tripoli is reporting explosions and gunfire.
  • 31 Mar 2016 Conflict between Israel and Palestine (2015 to present): 16 Palestinian suspects were arrested by Israeli security forces on the West Bank.
  • 13 Mar 2016 The Ankara bombing kills at least 37 people.
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Living Forward by Michael Hyatt, Daniel Harkavy

Living Forward


We only have one chance to live this life. It is up to us to decide what we do with this life. Is it us just watching, reacting to the circumstances as they arise and wondering how we got here? …

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Nightingale


Isabelle dan Vianne adalah kakak beradik dengan sifat yang bertolak belakang. Isabelle, sang adik, adalah gadis pemberani yang tinggal di Paris, sementara Vianne, sang kakak, lebih pendiam dan memilih tinggal di pinggiran Prancis bersama suaminya, Antoine, dan anaknya.

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

The Girl in the Ice


Her eyes are wide. Her lips parted, as if she were speaking. She is not the only one to find her dead body in the ice. Detective Erika Foster is called to investigate the murder of a young girl who …

Rock With Wings by Anne Hillerman

Rock With Wings


Amazon Best Mystery 2015Navajo Tribal Cops Jim Chee, Bernadette Manuelito and their mentor Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn investigate two mysterious cases in this thrilling Southwestern mystery by the New York Times bestseller Spider Woman's Daughter.

Property of a Noblewoman by Danielle Steel

Property of a Noblewoman


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Danielle Steel's riveting novel shows how a woman's legacy, shaped by tragedy and fortitude and undying dedication, transforms lives and hearts long after her death and becomes her most valuable bequest.