August 2016: ISIS Announces Death of Second-in-Command Mohammad al-Adnani
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.
1. Thailand's Referendum Equals New Constitution 2. Quetta, Pakistan Is Terror Target 3. Update on Boko Haram 4. Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen 5. Russia Deploys Airstrikes from Iran into Syria 6. UN Admits Responsibility in Haitian Cholera Epidemic 7. Suicide Bomber at Turkish Wedding 8. Thousands Killed in Philippine Drug War 9. Turkey Enters Syrian War 10. Columbian Government Makes Peace with FARC Rebels 11. Attack on American University in Afghanistan 12. Top ISIS Leader Killed 13. Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
- ISIS Announces Death of Second-in-Command Mohammad al-Adnani
- On August 31, 2016, ISIS announces the killing of the second-in-command of the jihadist group, Mohammad al-Adnani. This is the highest-profile killing yet of an ISIS member and while the group does not reveal the cause of death, it does release a statement pledging revenge. Al-Adnani was the spokesman for ISIS, but his role in the jihadist group was much more meaningful; he is believed to have masterminded large-scale terrorist attacks against countries who were allies of the United States, including France, as well as overseeing international and lone wolf attacks.
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