August 2016 Current Events: World News Slideshow

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.

ISIS Announces Death of Second-in-Command Mohammad al-Adnani
image of demonstrators carrying the Islamic State's flag
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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