Worldwide Conflicts and Wars,
Terrorism and Armed Conflicts

Significant Ongoing Armed Conflicts, 2007

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Main Warring Parties Year began 1
MIDDLE EAST
U.S. and UK vs. Iraq2003
Israel vs. Palestinians1948
ASIA
Afghanistan: U.S., UK, and Coalition Forces vs. al-Qaeda and Taliban2001
India vs. Kashmiri separatist groups/Pakistan1948
India vs. Assam insurgents (various)1979
Indonesia vs. Papua (Irian Jaya) separatists1969
Philippines vs. Mindanaoan separatists
(MILF/ASG)
1971
Sri Lanka vs. Tamil Eelan21978
Africa
Algeria vs. Armed Islamic Group (GIA)1991
Cóte d'Ivoire vs. rebels2002
Democratic Republic of Congo and allies vs. Rwanda, Uganda, and indigenous rebels1997
Somalia vs. rival clans and Islamist groups1991
Sudan vs. Darfur rebel groups2003
Uganda vs. Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)1986
Europe
Russia vs. Chechen separatists1994
Latin America
Colombia vs. National Liberation Army (ELN)1978
Colombia vs. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)1978
Colombia vs. Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC)1990

NOTE: As of Dec. 2007.
1 Where multiple parties and long-standing but sporadic conflict are concerned, date of first combat deaths is given.
2 2002 cease-fire collapsed in 2006.
Sources: Project Ploughshares, www.ploughshares.ca , and news sources.


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