September 2015 calendar

September 2015

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 2015?


  • 01 Sep 2015 ISIL destroys cultural heritage: The United Nations confirms that the Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant has destroyed the Temple of Bel, Palmyra, Syria. This is in contrast to earlier reports that it was almost intact.
  • 02 Sep 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: 16 Turkish workers are kidnapped in Baghdad by masked men wearing military uniforms.
  • 03 Sep 2015 European migrant crisis/Syrian Civil War - Bodies of Syrian refugees were found on a Turkish beach. Pictures of the bodies of three-year-old boys were widely shared and are causing grave international concern.
  • 04 Sep 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017). Iraqi security forces invade Kata'ib Hezbollah's Baghdad offices, accusing them in their abduction of 18 Turkish workers.
  • 05 Sep 2015 Afghanistan War: Gunmen kill 13 minority Hazara males but spare one female member of a travelling party in the usually peaceful Balkh Province. No one group claims responsibility.
  • 06 Sep 2015 A South Korean fishing boat capsized off the country's southern coast Saturday night, causing at least 10 deaths and 8 injuries. Coast Guard officers stated that three people were able to survive by holding on to the wreckage for ten hours.
  • 07 Sep 2015 Turkey-PKK conflict - Turkish jets strike PKK militant posts across south-east Turkey, northern Iraq, and deploy special forces to the Iraqi frontier following a deadly PKK attack that left at least 16 Turkish soldiers killed.
  • 08 Sep 2015 Turkey-PKK conflict : Turkey bombs PKK locations in northern Iraq following a bombing attack in Hakkari Province yesterday that left at least 16 dead soldiers. (BBC) 14 Turkish police officers are killed in a bombing by the PKK on a minibus that was travelling through eastern Igdir Province, near the Armenian border.
  • 09 Sep 2015 Syrian Civil War: Islamic Front rebels seize Abu al-Duhur's military airport and take control of Syria’s northwestern Idlib region. (BBC), (Reuters via Sydney Morning Herald), Al Jazeera English Online) Russian forces reportedly launch combat operations in Syria to support the Bashar al-Assad government.
  • 10 Sep 2015 Syrian Civil War, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. ISIL attacks an air base held by the government near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor. There were dozens of ISIL militants and loyalists killed.
  • 11 Sep 2015 Cross-Strait relations. The People's Liberation Army of China has three days of live fire drills in Taiwan Strait. Taiwan also holds exercises simulating Chinese sub-marines attacking Kinmen, and being repulsed by Taiwanese amphibious troops.
  • 12 Sep 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015-present), Al-Qaeda Insurgency in Yemen. Saudi Arabian-led intervention. A drone strike kills four Al-Qaeda militants in northern Yemen. (Reuters via Trust). Doctors claim that 16 more people were killed in Saudi-led airstrikes. (Reuters) According to Yemeni state TV, Houthi militants backed in part by allied Yemeni forces seize control over four Saudi military bases located in Saudi Arabia's southern 'Asir Region.
  • 13 Sep 2015 Turkey-PKK conflict - Two Turkish police officers are killed and five more injured in a car bomb attack by the PKK at a checkpoint. The region's largest city Diyarbakir is also under curfew by Turkish security forces.
  • 14 Sep 2015 Five Saudi soldiers are killed in clashes against Houthi militants near the border to Yemen.
  • 15 Sep 2015 Boko Haram insurgency: 2015 West African offensive: Many children and women are saved by the Nigerian Army in Borno State.
  • 16 Sep 2015 Turkey-PKK conflict : Five Turkish police officers are killed in PKK attacks in the southeastern Mardin province and Hakkari provinces. According to the Turkish Army, nine militants were killed. (Daily Sabah),
  • 17 Sep 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-17): At least 21 people have been killed in multiple attacks on Baghdad, with more than 70 other injured. (BBC),
  • 18 Sep 2015 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israel deploys 800 additional Israeli police officers in response to Palestinians calling for a "day-of-rage" protest in Jerusalem against the restrictions on entry to Al-Aqsa mosque. An assault rifle fire was used to attack a Jerusalem police car. (Jerusalem Post),
  • 19 Sep 2015 Syrian Civil War: 56 members of the Syrian Army are executed by Islamist rebels following the capture and destruction of Abu al-Duhur, an airbase located in Idlib Governorate. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Telegraph),
  • 20 Sep 2015 Syrian Civil War: At most 14 people are killed when rebels bombard a neighbourhood in western Aleppo.
  • 21 Sep 2015 Russian role in the Syrian Civil War, Russia's involvement in the Civil War: Russia's forces attack al-Shaar in eastern Aleppo with surface-to-surface rockets. They hit a busy public market and killed more than 30 civilians. (Ara News). U.S. officials claim that Russia has started flying drones to monitor Syria. This would be Russia’s first military air operation in the country since the recent military buildup at the Syrian airbase in Latakia.
  • 22 Sep 2015 2015 Burkinabe coup de etat: The army from Burkina Faso arrives at Ouagadougou in an attempt to oust the Presidential Guard, which staged the coup. (BBC). The coup leaders released President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Yacouba Zida after the army entered Ouagadougou's capital. Negotiations continue to seek a peaceful solution between the head of the army, and the leader in the presidential guard.
  • 23 Sep 2015 Colombian conflict (1964-1999): Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, and Timoleon Jimenez, leader of FARC will announce a deal for justice for the 50-year-old conflict.
  • 24 Sep 2015 Yemeni Crisis (2011-present: A bombing at a mosque in Sana'a, Yemeni capital, kills at least 29 people during Eid al-Adha prayers.
  • 25 Sep 2015 2015 Burkinabe coup de'etat
  • 26 Sep 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: Two Saudi border guards and a district commander were killed in clashes with Yemeni forces close to the border with Yemen.
  • 27 Sep 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention into Yemen: At least 25 people were killed in airstrikes by Saudi helicopter gunships against Bani Zela, a Yemeni village located in Yemen's Red Sea border region with Saudi Arabia.
  • 28 Sep 2015 Afghanistan War (2001-present). The Taliban take control of Kunduz, northern Afghanistan's provincial capital. Locals claim that militants have taken control of Kunduz's main square and raised their flag. (Sky News),
  • 29 Sep 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014-2017: At least 4 people are killed by a bombing attack in Baghdad
  • 30 Sep 2015 After a request from Vladimir Putin, the Russian president approves the law that allows the Russian Armed Forces to be used outside of its borders.
  • 11 Sep 2015 A crane collapses onto the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Saudi Arabia, killing 111 people and injuring 394 others.
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  1. - Cheerleader
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  3. - What Do You Mean?
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Which were the most popular books released in September 2015?

The Murderer'S Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman

The Murderer'S Daughter


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Neurotribes by Steve Silberman



New York Times BestsellerWinner of 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. A groundbreaking book that challenges conventional understandings about autism and offers a wider model for acceptance, understanding and full participation.

Devoted In Death by J. D. Robb

Devoted In Death


Eve Dallas follows a pair Bonnie and Clyde copycats, whose passion is fuelled by cold brutality in this crime thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author J.

Gray Mountain by John Grisham

Gray Mountain


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE THE BEST BOOKS IN THE YEAR BY NPR. It is 2008, Samantha Kofer is a Wall Street lawyer and her career is on the rise. But then, the recession hits, and she …

Exceptional by Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney



Dick Cheney (former vice president) and Liz Cheney (former deputy secretary of state), explain why America is so special and essential.