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Current events of
February 16, 2019
Armed conflicts and attacks
Syrian Civil War
Battle of Baghuz Fawqani
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
reports that the
Syrian Democratic Forces
have taken control of
, following the surrender of the last remaining
militants in the town.
Militants attacked an
killing and injuring 15. It is believed that 11 were killed but that has not been confirmed. Seven militants also died in the attack.
(The Times of Israel)
suicide bombers and a gunman kill 8 and injure 15 in an attack in
. All three attackers were later killed.
32 Afghan border security troops are killed by a
(The New York Times)
Disasters and accidents
At least 24 miners are found dead and dozens are still missing after two mines were flooded two days ago in
Politics and elections
2019 Nigerian general election
Voting is delayed in
for a week, hours before polling was due to start because of violent incidents in the lead up to the election.
2019 North Korea–United States Hanoi Summit Vietnam
North Korean Chairman
is to arrive in
on February 25 ahead of the second summit meeting between the two leaders on February 27–28 in
2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis
, the aircraft are loaded with humanitarian aid intended for Venezuela.
Political appointments by Donald Trump
State Department spokesperson
withdraws from consideration for the
U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
has been serving in that position since January 1, 2019, following
NBA All-Star Weekend
takes place at the
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