November 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.
1. Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul 2. Hundreds of Migrants Drown Off Libya 3. British High Court Ruling Will Slow Brexit 4. China Blocks New Hong Kong Legislators 5. ISIS Kidnaps Hundreds of Civilians Outside Mosul 6. Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies 7. South African President Zuma Survives Another No-Confidence Vote 8. Samsung to Buy Harman International for $8 Billion 9. Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested 10. Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS 11. First U.S. Casualty in Syria 12. Fidel Castro Dies 13. Franois Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination 14. OPEC Agrees to Cut Oil Production 15. Columbia: New Peace with FARC
- Iraqi Government Forces Enter Mosul
- On Nov. 1, 2016, Iraqi forces enter the city limits of Mosul for the first time in two years. Iraq's elite counterterrorism group face ISIS's artillery, snipers, and suicide attackers as they enter the city, which has been under the Islamic State's control since 2014. The efforts to reclaim Mosul started on October 17 as Iraqi and Kurdish forces and Sunni tribal fighters advanced from the east through villages surrounding the city. On Tuesday, the forces reach the town of Gojali, the first town within city limits, and overtake it after hours of resistance. The top counterterrorism force commander, General Taleb Shighati al-Kenani comments, "Now is the beginning of the true liberation of the city of Mosul."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Marko Drobnja