September 2016: Syrian Cease-Fire Over
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of September 2016.
1. Death of Uzbekistan's President 2. Mother Teresa Gains Sainthood 3. Hong Kong Elections 4. Syrian Government Drops Chlorine Bomb in Aleppo 5. Gabon Reelects President 6. North Korea Tests Nuclear Warheads 7. U.S. and Russia: Syrian Cease-Fire 8. Bayer Buys Monsanto 9. Parliamentary Election Reinforces Putin 10. Syrian Cease-Fire Over 11. Puerto Rico Loses Power 12. Typhoon Megi Hits Asia 13. Israeli Leader Shimon Peres Dies 14. OPEC Agrees to Oil Cuts
- Syrian Cease-Fire Over
- On Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, an airstrike hits a United Nations convoy in eastern Aleppo, Syria killing 20 people. The airstrike destroys 31 trucks full of food and medical aid supplies that were intended to be delivered to the people of Aleppo. The U.S. announces that they believe Russia was behind the attack, although Russia is pointing fingers at terrorists. The following days see continued airstrikes, rendering the fragile cease-fire over.
- Photo source: AP Photo