August 2016: Russia Launches Airstrikes from Iran into Syria
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
- Russia Launches Airstrikes from Iran into Syria
- Russia launches an airstrike on Syria from an airbase in Iran on August 16, 2016. The United States is upset by this move, claiming that the airstrike out of Iran might violate the U.N. Security Council resolution 2231. U.S. lawyers are investigating if this is a violation but Russia defends the action, saying the airstrike struck two ISIS command posts and killed 150 ISIS militants. Russia states that the international law prohibits the selling of weapons to Iran for internal use but there is no law against using Iranian airbases.
- Photo source: Aleppo Media Center via AP