List of ongoing military conflicts

  Major wars, 1,000+ deaths per year
  Minor wars and conflicts, 10-1,000 deaths per year

The following is a list of ongoing military conflicts that are taking place around the world and which continue to result in violent deaths. This list is for the sole purpose of identifying present-day conflicts and the death toll associated with each conflict.

Fatality figures include both civilian and military deaths. Military conflicts which no longer produce violent deaths are not listed here, but can be found in the historical list of wars and the list of wars extended by diplomatic irregularity.

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1,000+ deaths per year

Conflicts in the following list are currently causing at least 1,000 violent deaths per year, a categorization used by the Uppsala Conflict Data Program[1] and recognised by the United Nations.[2][3] The UN also use the term "low intensity conflict," which can overlap with the 1,000 violent deaths per year categorisation.[4]

Start of conflict War/conflict Location Cumulative fatalities Fatalities in 2010/11
1953 Nigerian Sharia conflict  Nigeria 10,000+ 1,017+[5][6]
1964 Colombian Armed Conflict  Colombia 150,000–200,000[7] 1,000+[8]
1967 Naxalite-Maoist insurgency  India ~11,200 1,174+[9]
1978 Afghan civil war  Afghanistan 600,000–2,000,000 10,461+ [10]
1991 Somali Civil War  Somalia 300,000[11]–400,000[12] 2,318+[13]
2003 Iraq War  Iraq 102,344–1,455,590[14] [15] 4,571+[16]
2004 War in North-West Pakistan  Pakistan 30,452[17] 7,435[18]
2004 Shia Insurgency in Yemen  Yemen and  Saudi Arabia 25,000[19] 8,000
2006 Mexican Drug War  Mexico 43,270+[20] 24,374[21]
2011 Sudan–SPLM-N conflict  Sudan 1,500+[citation needed] 1,500+
2011 2011 Yemeni uprising  Yemen 1,580–1,782 [22][23] 1,580–1,782
2011 2011 Syrian uprising  Syria 2,550[24][25][26]–4,200[27] 2,550–4,220

Other conflicts

There are many other smaller-scale armed conflicts that are currently causing a smaller number of violent fatalities each year. Several short-lived violent conflicts have arisen as part of the Arab Spring in 2011, though the phenomenon has included mostly peaceful protests.

Start of conflict War/conflict Location Cumulative fatalities
1948[28][29] Korean Conflict  North Korea and  South Korea 2,000,000-4,000,000
1948 Internal conflict in Burma  Burma 100,000-121,000
1948 Israeli–Palestinian conflict  Israel and  Palestinian territories 14,500+[30]
1964 Insurgency in Northeast India  India ~25,000[31]
1969[32] Insurgency in the Philippines[33]  Philippines ~120,000[34]
1969 Papua conflict  Indonesia 75,000 - 100,000
1975 Western Sahara conflict  Mauritania,  Morocco, and Western Sahara 13,000 - 24,000
1975 Insurgency in Laos  Laos 100,000+
1978 Turkey – Kurdistan Workers' Party conflict  Turkey and  Iraq 45,000–[35] 100,000[36][37][38]
1980 Internal conflict in Peru  Peru ~70,000
1982 Casamance conflict  Senegal 5,000[39]
1987 Lord's Resistance Army insurgency  Uganda,  South Sudan,  DR Congo and  Central African Republic ~12,000
1989 Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir  India ~68,000[40]
1994 Cabinda Conflict  Angola 1,000-1,500 [41]
1998 Dissident Irish Republican campaign  Northern Ireland,  Republic of Ireland,  England 143
2002 Operation Enduring Freedom – Horn of Africa  Kenya,  Somalia,  Ethiopia,  Sudan,  Eritrea,  Djibouti,  Seychelles,  Yemen,  Tanzania,  Mauritius,  Madagascar,  Mozambique,  Burundi,  Rwanda,  Comoros,  Chad,  DR Congo,  Uganda ~212
2002 Insurgency in the Maghreb  Algeria,  Chad,  Mali,  Mauritania,  Morocco, and  Niger 6,000+
2004 Conflict in the Niger Delta  Nigeria 4,000–10,000[42]
2004 Balochistan conflict  Iran and  Pakistan 2,500+
2004 South Thailand insurgency  Thailand ~4,100
2008 Cambodian–Thai border dispute  Cambodia and  Thailand 40–200+
2009 Sudanese nomadic conflicts  Sudan  South Sudan 2,000–2,500[43]
2009 Insurgency in the North Caucasus  Russia 1,110+
2009 South Yemen insurgency  Yemen 1,554+[44][45]
2010 Yemeni al-Qaeda crackdown  Yemen 1,115-1,168
2011 2011 Kosovo–Serbia border clashes  Kosovo 2+
2011 2011 South Sudan clashes  South Sudan 125-600

See also

References

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  4. ^ "UN peacekeeping chief says Darfur `a low-intensity conflict' with 150 deaths a month". http://www.startribune.com/nation/43815017.html?elr=KArks:DCiUMEaPc:UiacyKUUr. Retrieved 2009-05-07. [dead link]
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  9. ^ "India's Maoists offer ceasefire". BBC News. 2010-02-22. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8529124.stm. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  10. ^ [1] 2,412+ civilians, 711 foreign troops, 1,292 Afghan police, 821 Afghan soldiers and 5,225 insurgents kileld in 2010
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  19. ^ Page 2
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  21. ^ "Durante 2010 hubo 24 mil 374 homicidios en México: La Jornada". INEGI. 28 July 2011. http://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2011/07/28/201721657-en-2010-hubo-24-mil-374-homicidios-en-mexico-inegi/. 
  22. ^ 150 protesters and 154 soldiers killed (by 21 May)[5] 150 killed in the ammo dump explosion,[6] 170 protesters and soldiers killed (18-25 September),[7] total of 624 killed outside of the street fighting
  23. ^ 253-273 reported killed during the Battle of Sana'a, 616-762 during the Battle of Zinjibar, 50-86 during the Ta'izz clashes, 2 in a militant attack in Loder (27 May),[8] 5 in a tribal-Houthi clash (1 June),[9] 9 in a militant attack in Abyan (5 June)[10] 4 in a militant attack in al-Habilien (8 June),[11] and 8 in a militant attack in Loder (11 June),[12][13] 9 in militant attacks in Lahj (16-17 June),[14] total of 956-1,158 reported killed during the street fighting
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  29. ^ verify source
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  32. ^ This is disputed as some roots of the conflict originate back in the early 1900's
  33. ^ Guide to the Philippines conflict BBC
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  36. ^ Los Angeles Times TURKEY: Kurdish teenager convicted as terrorist for attending demonstration
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