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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in September 2015.
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 September 2015: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2015?


Events

  • 01 Sep 2015 Destruction of cultural heritage by ISIL: The United Nations confirms the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has completely destroyed the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, after earlier reports that the structure was mostly intact. (BBC) (Al Jazeera English Online)
  • 02 Sep 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): Masked men in military uniforms kidnap 16 Turkish workers in Baghdad. (AP)
  • 03 Sep 2015 European migrant crisis/Syrian Civil War: Bodies of Syrian refugees are found on a beach in Turkey, including a 3-year-old boy, pictures of whose body spread virally and prompt grave international concern. (Al Jazeera)
  • 04 Sep 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): Iraqi security forces raid the offices of Kata'ib Hezbollah in Baghdad, accusing them of being involved in the abduction of 18 Turkish workers. (Reuters via Economic Times)
  • 05 Sep 2015 Afghanistan War: Gunmen kill 13 minority Hazara men but spare the life of one woman among a traveling party in usually tranquil Balkh Province. No group claims responsibility. (AFP via Times of Oman)
  • 06 Sep 2015 At least 10 people die and 8 are missing from a South Korean fishing charter that capsized Saturday night off the country's southern coast. Coast Guard officers said three people survived by clinging to the wreckage for 10 hours. (Sydney Morning Herald) (AFP via New Delhi Television)
  • 07 Sep 2015 Turkey–PKK conflict: Turkish jets strike PKK militant positions across south-east Turkey and northern Iraq and deploy special forces to the Iraqi border following a deadly PKK attack which left at least 16 Turkish soldiers dead. (Reuters)
  • 08 Sep 2015 Turkey–PKK conflict: Turkey bombs PKK sites in northern Iraq after a bombing yesterday in Hakkâri Province that killed at least 16 soldiers. (BBC)A PKK bombing attack on a minibus in the eastern Iğdır Province near the Armenian border kills 14 Turkish police officers. (Reuters)
  • 09 Sep 2015 Syrian Civil War: Islamic Front rebels seize Abu al-Duhur military airport while taking control of Syria's northwestern Idlib province. (BBC), (Reuters via Sydney Morning Herald), (Al Jazeera English Online)Russian forces reportedly begin combat operations in Syria in support of the Bashar al-Assad government. (Reuters)
  • 10 Sep 2015 Syrian Civil War, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: ISIL attacks a government held air base near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor with dozens of government loyalists and ISIL militants killed. (Reuters)
  • 11 Sep 2015 Cross-Strait relations: The People's Liberation Army of China holds three days of live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait, while Taiwan holds exercises simulating Chinese submarines attacking Kinmen and being repelled by Taiwanese amphibious forces. (The Guardian) (AP via Yahoo)
  • 12 Sep 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present), Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen, Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: A drone strike kills four suspected Al-Qaeda militants in northern Yemen. (Reuters via Trust)Medics claim that at least 16 other people have been killed in Saudi led airstrikes. (Reuters)Houthi militants backed by allied Yemeni troops seize control of four Saudi military bases in Saudi Arabia's southern 'Asir Region according to Yemeni state TV. (Press TV)
  • 13 Sep 2015 Turkey–PKK conflict: A PKK car bombing on a checkpoint kills two Turkish police officers and injures five others in south-eastern Turkey. Also, Turkish security forces impose a curfew in the region's largest city, Diyarbakır. (Reuters)
  • 14 Sep 2015 Five Saudi troops are killed following clashes with Houthi militants in the southern Najran region near the border with Yemen. (AFP via Yahoo!)
  • 15 Sep 2015 Boko Haram insurgency, 2015 West African offensive: The Nigerian Army rescues dozens of women and children in Borno State. (AP via ABC News)
  • 16 Sep 2015 Turkey–PKK conflict: PKK attacks kill five Turkish police officers in the southeastern Mardin and Hakkâri provinces. The Turkish Army claims to have killed nine militants. (Daily Sabah), (Reuters via Daily Star)
  • 17 Sep 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): At least 21 people are killed in multiple attacks in Baghdad with more than 70 others injured. (BBC), (Headlines & Global News)
  • 18 Sep 2015 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Israel deploys an extra 800 Israeli police officers as Palestinians call for a "day of rage" protests in Jerusalem over entry restrictions to Al-Aqsa mosque. A police vehicle in Jerusalem was attacked with assault rifle fire. (Jerusalem Post), (Al Jazeera America)
  • 19 Sep 2015 Syrian Civil War: Islamist rebels execute 56 Syrian Army personnel following the capture of the Abu al-Duhur airbase in the Idlib Governorate according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Telegraph), (The News Hub)
  • 20 Sep 2015 Syrian Civil War: At least 14 people are killed as rebels shell a neighborhood in western Aleppo. (AP via ABC News)
  • 21 Sep 2015 Syrian Civil War, Russia's role in the Syrian Civil War: Government forces target al-Shaar neighborhood in eastern Aleppo city with surface-to-surface missiles, hitting a crowded public market, killing more than 30 civilians and dozens wounded. (Ara News)U.S. officials say Russia has begun flying drones on surveillance missions over Syria in what would be Russia's first military air operations in the country since the recent military build-up at a Syrian airbase in Latakia. (Reuters)
  • 22 Sep 2015 2015 Burkinabé coup d'état: The army of Burkina Faso arrives in Ouagadougou to seek the surrender of the Presidential Guard that staged the coup. (BBC)The coup leaders free President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida after the army entered the capital, Ouagadougou. Negotiations seeking a peaceful resolution between the chief of the army and the leader of presidential guard continue. (DW Akademie)
  • 23 Sep 2015 Colombian conflict (1964–present): The President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of FARC Timoleón Jiménez will announce a deal on justice for crimes committed in the fifty-year-long conflict. (BBC)
  • 24 Sep 2015 Yemeni Crisis (2011–present): At least 29 people are killed in a bombing of a mosque in the Yemeni capital Sana'a during prayers for Eid al-Adha. (CNN)
  • 25 Sep 2015 2015 Burkinabé coup d'état: Burkina Faso's cabinet dissolves the elite presidential guard behind last week's coup d'état, creates a commission to investigate these events, and dismisses the minister in charge of security. (Reuters)
  • 26 Sep 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Two Saudi border guards, including a district commander, are killed following clashes with Yemeni forces near the border with Yemen. (Reuters)
  • 27 Sep 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Air-strikes by Saudi helicopter gunships on the Yemeni village of Bani Zela in Yemen's Red Sea border area with Saudi Arabia kill at least 25 people. (Euronews)
  • 28 Sep 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Taliban seize control of the provincial capital of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. Locals say militants have raised their flag above the city's main square. (Sky News), (The News Hub)
  • 29 Sep 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017): At least four people are killed in a bombing attack on Baghdad. (Euronews)
  • 30 Sep 2015 The upper chamber of the Russian parliament approves a law allowing the use of the Russian Armed Forces outside its borders, following a request by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (The News Hub)

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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Cheerleader
  2. - Can't Feel My Face
  3. - What Do You Mean?
  4. - The Hills
  5. - Watch Me

Movies

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Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Country: United States of America

All About Eve

All About Eve

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

Intersection

Intersection

Directed by: Tim French

Starring: Hoyt Richards, Anabella Casanova, Johnny Williams, Bonnie Hellman

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Country: United States of America

The Bad Sleep Well

The Bad Sleep Well

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kyôko Kagawa, Tatsuya Mihashi

Country: United States of America

Books

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The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian

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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.After

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

The Oregon Trail

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#1 New York Times Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick “Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr.

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee

Go Set A Watchman

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From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—"Scout"—returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus.

Devoted In Death by J. D. Robb

Devoted In Death

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Eve Dallas tracks a pair of Bonnie and Clyde copycats whose heated passion for each other is fueled by cold brutality in this crime thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author of J.

Make Me by Lee Child

Make Me

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, AND SUSPENSE MAGAZINE • Stephen King calls Jack Reacher “the coolest continuing series character”—and now he’s back in this …