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Geographic areas where armed conflict is ongoing.

The following is a list of current conflicts (totalling 30) around the world: // In the War of Currents era (sometimes, War of the Currents or Battle of Currents) in the late 1880s, George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison became adversaries due to Edisons promotion of direct current (DC) for electric power distribution over the alternating current (AC) advocated by Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1357 × 628 pixels, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/png) }} File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1357 × 628 pixels, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/png) }} File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...

Start of Conflict War/Conflict Location Death Toll
1948 Internal conflict in Myanmar Myanmar (Burma) unknown but high
1964 Colombian Armed Conflict Colombia ~300,000
1967 Post-Six-Day War Israeli-Palestinian conflict (including al-Aqsa Intifada) Israel and Palestine 5,396
1969 Communist insurgency in the Philippines Philippines unknown
1969 Islamic Insurgency in the Philippines (including OEF-P) Bangsamoro unknown
1975 Conflict in Laos involving the Hmong Laos 2,000 - 3,000
1980 Internal conflict in Peru Peru ~70,000
1983 Sri Lankan civil war Sri Lanka ~68,000
1984 Kurdish Separatist Insurgency Turkey ~37,000
1984 Free Papua Movement Western New Guinea unknown
1987 Second Ugandan Civil War Uganda ~12,000
1988 Somali Civil War (including 2006 War in Somalia) Somalia unknown
1989 Kashmir conflict Kashmir unknown
1990 Casamance Conflict Senegal unknown
1992 Conflict in the Niger Delta (including Nigerian Oil Crisis) Nigeria unknown
1993 Ethnic conflict in Nagaland Nagaland, India unknown
1999 Second Chechen War Russia 28,000 - 113,000
2001 War in Afghanistan Afghanistan 17,000 - 27,000
2003 Iraq War Iraq ~600,000 [1]
2003 Insurgency in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 273
2003 Darfur conflict Sudan 200,000 - 400,000
2004 Balochistan conflict Balochistan, Pakistan unknown
2004 Waziristan War Waziristan, Pakistan 2,600 - 7,100
2004 South Thailand insurgency Pattani, Thailand ~2,500
2004 Naxalite (Maoist) insurgency in India Certain parts of India unknown
2005 War in Chad Chad ~1,400
2006 Mexican Drug War Mexico ~2700
2006 Fatah-Hamas conflict Gaza Strip, Palestine 265
2007 Second Tuareg Rebellion North Niger, Mali 56
2007 2007 Ogaden conflict Ogaden, Ethiopia 614

==[[MONITORING ONGOING CONFLICTSBold]] text== Many NGOs and independent groups try to monitor the situation of ongoing conflicts. Unluckily, the definitions of war, conflict, armed struggle, revolution and all these words which describe violent opposition between States or armed organised groups, are not precise enough to distinguish something from something else. Just as an example, the word terrorism is used without indifferently by many governments to delegitimate every kind of armed revolt and, in the same time, by many rebel groups to delegitimate the armed repression of sovereign governments. Combatants Burmese government Anti-government rebels Various ethnic groups Casualties over 7,000 killed The Internal conflict in Myanmar is a term that is employed to refer to the current asymmetric low intensity armed conflict in Myanmar that has existed since approximately 1948 between the Burmese government and the various... For other Colombia-related conflicts, see Wars involving Colombia. ... Combatants Israel Egypt Syria Jordan Iraq Commanders Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Dayan, Uzi Narkiss, Israel Tal, Mordechai Hod, Ariel Sharon Abdel Hakim Amer, Abdul Munim Riad, Zaid ibn Shaker, Hafez al-Assad Strength 264,000 (incl. ... Israel, with the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an ongoing dispute between the State of Israel and Arab Palestinians. ... For other uses, see al-Aqsa (disambiguation). ... ... The New Peoples Army (NPA), is a paramilitary group fighting for communist revolution in the Philippines. ... The Islamic Insurgency in the Philippines is an armed conflict of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), an Islamic movement and the government of the Philippines in the Southern Philippines. ... Combatants Philippines United States al-Qaeda, Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Sayyaf, New Peoples Army (alleged collaboration) Commanders Hermogenes Esperon Jr. ... â–ˆ Bangsamoro territory under Moro control â–ˆ Historical extent This article deals with the land claimed by the Moro people. ... The Conflict in Laos involving the Hmong is a civil war in Laos, that started in 2000. ... Combatants Republic of Peru Shining Path Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement Commanders Fernando Belaúnde Terry Alan García Alberto Fujimori Abimael Guzmán Óscar Ramírez Comrade ArtemioVíctor Polay Nestor Cerpa Cartolini It has been estimated that nearly 70,000 people died in the internal conflict in Peru... Combatants Military of Sri Lanka Indian Peace Keeping Force Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Commanders Junius Richard Jayawardene (1983-89) Ranasinghe Premadasa (1989-93) Dingiri Banda Wijetunge (1993-94) Chandrika Kumaratunga (1994-2005) Mahinda Rajapaksa (2005-present) Velupillai Prabhakaran (1983-present) Strength 111,000[1] 11,000[1] The Sri... The Kurdistan Workers Party (Kurdish: or PKK, Turkish: , also called KADEK, Kongra-Gel, and KCK) is an armed militant group founded in the 1970s and led, until his capture in 1999, by Abdullah Öcalan. ... The flag of the Free Papua Movement, the Morning Star. ... Western New Guinea is the Indonesian western half of the island of New Guinea and consists of two provinces, Papua and West Papua. ... The Second Ugandan Civil War is a war in Uganda, that started in 1995. ... The Somali Civil War is an armed conflict in Somalia that started in 1988. ... Combatants Islamic Courts Union Pro-Islamist militias Alleged:  Eritrea Foreign jihadists Puntland Galmudug Transitional Government of Somalia  Ethiopia[1] Commanders Hassan Aweys Hasan Hersi Adan Ayrow Barre Adan Shire Hirale Abdi Qeybdid Adde Musa (Puntland) Meles Zenawi Strength 10,000 – 30,000 soldiers 500 – 2000 technicals Heavy weapons including artillery... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kashmir (or Cashmere) may refer to: Kashmir region, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent India, Kashmir conflict, the territorial dispute between India, Pakistan, and the China over the Kashmir region. ... The Casamance Conflict is a low-level civil war that has been waged between the Government of Senegal and the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) since 1990 over the question of independence for the Casamance region. ... Conflict in the Niger Delta arose in the early 1990s due to tensions between the foreign oil corporations and a number of the Niger Deltas minority ethnic groups who felt they were being exploited, particularly the Ogoni as well as the Ijaw in the late 1990s. ... Map of Nigeria In 2004, Nigeria was rocked by a crisis in the oil industry which, coupled with the continuing problems in Iraq and contracted petrol supplies offered by Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries, has serious implications for the entire world community. ... The ethnic conflict in Nagaland is an ethnic conflict, ongoing since 1993, fought between the Nagas and the Kukis. ... , Nagaland   is a hill state located in the far north-eastern part of India. ... Combatants Russian Federation Pro-Russian Chechens Republic of Ichkeria Caucasian insurgents and foreign fighters Commanders Vladimir Putin Akhmad Kadyrov† Ramzan Kadyrov Aslan Maskhadov† Abdul Halim Sadulayev† Doku Umarov Shamil Basayev† Strength At least 93,000 in Chechnya in 1999. ... Combatants Taliban al-Qaeda IMU Hezbi Islami United States ISAF Afghanistan Northern Alliance Commanders Mohammed Omar Obaidullah Akhund # Mullah Dadullah  Jalaluddin Haqqani Osama bin Laden Ayman al-Zawahiri Mohammad Atef  Juma Namangani  Tohir Yo‘ldosh Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Bismillah Khan Mohammed Fahim Abdul Rashid Dostum Dan McNeill Guy Laroche Ton van... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... The Insurgency in Saudi Arabia is an armed conflict in Saudi Arabia between radical Sunni Muslim fighters, believed to be associated with al-Qaeda, against the Saudi monarchy. ... Combatants JEM factions NRF alliance Janjaweed SLM (Minnawi)  Sudan African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Commanders Ibrahim Khalil Ahmed Diraige Omar al-Bashir Minni Minnawi Luke Aprezi Strength N/A N/A 7,000 The Darfur conflict is a crisis in the... The controversial history of the south-western region of Pakistan dates back to the time when the Durand Line was drawn by the British in 1893 after fighting two wars with Afghanistan. ... Major ethnic groups in Pakistan and surrounding areas, in 1980. ... Combatants Pakistan, USA Waziristan tribesmen, al-Qaeda members Commanders Pervez Musharraf Ayman al-Zawahiri (probable) Strength 15,000? 8000-20,000? Casualties 500 Pakistanis, 50 Americans 2000 confirmed The Waziristan War (2004-present) is an ongoing armed conflict that began in 2004 when the Pakistani Army began its search for... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Combatants  Thailand Mujahideen Pattani Movement (BNP) Pattani United Liberation Organization (PULO) Pattani Islamic Mujahideen Movement (GMIP) Mujahideen Islamic Pattani Group National Revolution Front (BRN) Pattani Liberation National Front (BNPP) Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) Commanders Bunrot Somthat Surayud Chulanont Wan Kadir Wan Che Casualties More than 3,000 killed 2,729 civilian... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Map showing the districts affected by the Naxalite movement Naxalite or Naxalism is an informal name given to radical, often violent, revolutionary communist groups that were born out of the Sino-Soviet split in the Indian communist movement. ... The Compact Revolutionary Zone is a region that the Communist Party of India (Maoist) aims to establish as a continuous revolutionary base area from which to advance the peoples war in India. ... Combatants United Front for Democratic Change Janjaweed Allegedly supported by:  Sudan  Chad, Alliance of Revolutionary Forces of West Sudan Commanders Mohammed Nour (UFDC) Idriss Déby Strength Unknown UFDC forces[1] ~23,000 est. ... Combatants Mexico Drug cartels Al-Queda (allegedly involved[1]) Strength 6,500+ 300,000+ Casualties About 2700 killed The Mexican Drug War is an armed conflict taking place between rival drug cartels and government forces in Mexico. ... Combatants Hamas Fatah Commanders Ismail Haniya Khaled Meshaal Mohammed Deif Mahmoud Abbas Mohammed Dahlan Strength Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades: 15,000 Executive Force: 6,000[1][2] National Security: 30,000 Police and Preventive Security: 30,000 General Intelligence: 5,000 Presidential Guard: 4,200 Al Aqsa Martyrs... This article is about the geographical area known as Palestine. ... Combatants Military of Niger Military of Mali Niger Movement for Justice Casualties 45 killed (Niger) 1 killed (Mali) Unknown Civilian casualties: 10 Malians killed [1] The Second Tuareg Rebellion began in February 2007. ... Combatants Military of Ethiopia Ogaden National Liberation Front Casualties Undisclosed 502 killed (Ethiopian claim[1][2]) Civilian casualties: At least 38 Ogadeni killed[3] 65 Ethiopian killed 9 Chinese killed The 2007 Ogaden conflict is a campaign involving the Ethiopian Army on the offensive against the rebel Ogaden National Liberation... This article is about the geographical area. ... A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is not part of a government and was not founded by states. ... For other uses, see War (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Conflict (disambiguation) In political terms, conflict refers to an ongoing state of hostility between two or more groups of people. ... Guerrilla War redirects here. ... For other uses, see Revolution (disambiguation). ... Terrorist redirects here. ...


Till WWII we were used to simply define "war" as a state when an official declaration of war exists, but countries have existed in states of declared war against each other without any actual conflict occurring and, on the other side, such wars like Vietnam or Korea never were officially declared. German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ... President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a declaration of war against the Empire of Japan on December 8, 1941, one day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. ...


As a matter of facts, defining the concept is not as easy as it might appear. Moreover, the more and more frequent condition of asymmetric warfare or guerrilla makes no one, single characteristic useful to distinguish official war from official peace. As a result, all the organisations involved in war/peace matters give different lists of ongoing conflicts. Asymmetric warfare originally referred to war between two or more actors or groups whose relative power differs significantly. ... Guerilla may refer to Guerrilla warfare. ...


Here is a fundamental list of NGOs and groups in whose websites we can find deep information on ongoing armed conflicts.

Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pronounced is known as a financial market data provider and a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... BBC News is the department within the BBC responsible for the corporations news-gathering and production of news programmes on BBC television, radio and online. ... GlobalSecurity. ... The Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) at the Department of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg is a private organization dedicated to research, documentation and analysis of national and international political conflicts. ... Human Rights Watch Banner Human Rights Watch is a United States-based international non-government organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. ... The International Crisis Group is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to prevent and resolve deadly conflicts through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy. ... The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a private humanitarian institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. ... Integrated Regional Information Networks, commonly known as IRIN, is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) tasked with providing information relevant to those responding to and affected by complex emergencies, such a conflict-induced forced migration, and natural disasters, such as hurricanes and... This monthly magazine is not to be mistaken for the daily Le Monde. Le Monde diplomatique (nicknamed Le Diplo by its French readers) is a monthly publication offering analysis and opinion on politics, culture, and current affairs. ... Reuters Group plc (LSE: RTR and NASDAQ: RTRSY); pronounced is known as a financial market data provider and a news service that provides reports from around the world to newspapers and broadcasters. ... Proposed new USIP headquarters, construction to begin 2007. ... The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) was founded on February 11, 1991. ...

See also

Modern warfare involves the widespread use of highly advanced technology. ... This is a list of lists of wars, sorted by country, date, region, and type of conflict. ... Prehistoric warfare Mythological wars Battle of Zhuolu about 2500BC Kurukshetra War, based on warfare in the Kuru kingdom of ancient India, ca. ... // 1014 The Battle of Clontarf, Ireland leading to the expulsion of the Vikings by Irish forces under King Brian Boru. ... List of wars - List of wars before 1000 - List of wars 1000–1499 - List of wars 1500–1799 - List of wars 1800–1899 - List of wars 1900–1944 - List of wars 1945–1989 - List of wars 1990–2002- List of wars 2003–current - Ongoing wars 1500-1504 Second Italian War... // 1800 War of the Castes in Haiti 1801 War of the Oranges 1801-1805 First Barbary War 1801-1807 Temme War 1802-1805 Second War of Haitian Independence 1802-1805 Second Anglo-Maratha War 1803-1804 British Expedition to Ceylon 1803 Emmets Insurrection 1803-1815 Napoleonic Wars 1805 War... 1914-1918 World War I 1919 Turkish War of Independence 1920 Polish-Lithuanian War 1920 Second Silesian Uprising 1921 Red Army invasion of Georgia 1921 Third Silesian Uprising 1922-1923 Irish Civil War 1924 August Uprising in Georgia 1926-1927 Northern Expedition in China 1927-1937 Chinese Civil War 1929... // 1945-1949 Chinese Civil War 1945-1949 Indonesian War of Independence 1946-1949 Greek Civil War 1946-1954 First Indochina War 1947 Paraguayan Civil War 1947-1949 Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 1948 Costa Rica Civil War 1948-1949 First Arab-Israeli War 1948-1960 Malayan Emergency 1949-1959 Chinese... 1990-1991 Gulf War 1990-1994 Rwandan Civil War 1990-1998 Tuareg Rebellion 1991-2002 Algerian Civil War 1991-2001 Yugoslav Wars 1991 Slovenian War 1991-1995 Croatian War of Independence 1992-1995 Bosnian War 1998-1999 Kosovo War 1991-1993 Georgian Civil War 1991-1992 Georgian-Ossetian Conflict 1992... 2003-present Balochistan conflict, Pakistan 2003-present Central African War 2003-present Darfur conflict, Sudan 2004-present Central African Republic Civil War, Central African War 2005-present Chad-Sudan conflict 2003-present Second Gulf War 2006-present Iraqi Civil War 2004-2006 Waziristan War 2004 Haiti rebellion 2004-present Sa...

External links

  • Conflict Barometer describes the recent trends in conflict development, escalations, settlements.
  • Insight on Conflict database of peacebuilding initiatives in conflict areas
  • Crisis Group conflict analysis
  • Iraqi Death Total Over 600,000

 
 

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