November 2016: Hundreds Kidnapped by ISIS Outside Mosul
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
- Hundreds Kidnapped by ISIS Outside Mosul
- On Nov. 8, 2016, ISIS kidnaps almost 300 civilians in Tal Afar, a city 47 miles west of Mosul, Iraq. The fate of the kidnapped civilians is unknown, but according to the UN, 18 of the city's 30 sheiks have been killed. Iraqi government forces have been trying to liberate Mosul since October, moving throughout the region, town by town, fighting ISIS militants.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Felipe Dana