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  • France
    Saturday Apr 4, 2009

    NATO Establishment

    The Return of France To Full Membership

    France
    Saturday Apr 4, 2009

    The policies of French President Nicolas Sarkozy resulted in a major reform of France's military position, culminating with the return to full membership on 4 April 2009, which also included France rejoining the NATO Military Command Structure, while maintaining an independent nuclear deterrent.




  • Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

    Windows

    XP support end

    Redmond, Washington, United States
    Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

    Mainstream support for Windows XP ended on April 14, 2009. Extended support ended on April 8, 2014.




  • Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

    Second Chechen War

    The Government operation in Chechnya was officially over

    Chechnya, Russia
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

    On 15 April 2009, the government operation in Chechnya was officially over.




  • Accra, Ghana
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

    Vodafone

    Vodafone Ghana

    Accra, Ghana
    Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

    On 15 April 2009, Ghana Telecom, along with its mobile subsidiary OneTouch, was rebranded as Vodafone Ghana.




  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Apr 16, 2009

    Second Chechen War

    Anti-terror operation

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Apr 16, 2009

    On 16 April 2009, the head of the Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov, announced that Russia had ended its "anti-terror operation" in Chechnya, claiming that stability had been restored to the territory.




  • Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Apr 16, 2009

    Second Chechen War

    The counter-terrorism operation in Chechnya was officially ended

    Chechnya, Russia
    Thursday Apr 16, 2009

    On 16 April 2009, the counter-terrorism operation in Chechnya was officially ended.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 30, 2009

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Emergence as al-Qaeda's chief commander

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 30, 2009

    On April 30, 2009, the U.S. State Department reported that al-Zawahiri had emerged as al-Qaeda's operational and strategic commander and that Osama bin Laden was now only the ideological figurehead of the organization. However, after the 2011 death of bin Laden, a senior U.S. intelligence official was quoted as saying intelligence gathered in the raid showed that bin Laden remained deeply involved in planning: "This compound (where bin Laden was killed) in Abbottabad was an active command-and-control center for al-Qaeda's leader. He was active in operational planning and in driving tactical decisions within al-Qaeda."


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