16 Aug 2002 – Iraq: Abu Nidal, mastermind of the 1985 attacks on Vienna and Rome airports dies under mysterious circumstances in Baghdad.
18 Aug 2010 – Pakistan: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan announces the death of its leader Tahir Yuldashev, reported killed on 27 Aug 2009; IMU says Yuldashev replaced Usman Adil.
19 Aug 1919 – Afghanistan: Afghanistan gains independence from the United Kingdom control over foreign affairs and known as Afghanistan Independence Day.
20 Aug 1998 – Afghanistan/Sudan: US Cruise missiles strike against terrorist locations in retaliation for African embassy bombings.
23 Aug 2013 – United States: Nidal Malik Husan convicted of 13 counts of premeditated murder in attack at Ft Hood Texas on 5 Nov 09.
23 Aug 1996 – Worldwide: Osama bin laden issues first decleration of war against the United States and the West calling for the death of Americans wherever they are found.
26 Aug 2011 – Nigeria: Vehicle bombing of UN headquarters in Abuja kills 23 wounds more than 80; Boko Haram claim responsibility.
31 Aug 2006 – Thailand: One killed as more than 20 bombs explode almost simultaneously inside banks in the south.
Dates are taken from the NCTC terrorist calendar and 361 Security Significant dates.