List of wars involving Iraq

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This is a list of wars that Iraq has been involved in (as they were locally named where applicable):

Conflict Iraq
and allies
Opponents Results Iraqi losses Head of State
Military Civilians
Great Iraqi Revolution
(1920)
Iraqi rebels  United Kingdom
 British Raj
Defeat
6,000-10,000
2,050-4,000
None
First Barzani Revolt
(1931–1932)
Kingdom of Iraq Iraq
 United Kingdom
Barzani Kurds Victory
  • Uprising quelled.
?
Faisal I of Iraq
Anglo-Iraqi War
(1941)
Kingdom of Iraq Iraq
Iraq Arab irregulars
Syria Syrian Committee
 Germany
 Italy
 United Kingdom
 India
Iraq Royalists
Jordan Transjordan
 Australia
 New Zealand
Defeat
  • Re-installation of Hashemite royal dynasty and pro-British government.
  • Defeat of the German-Italian attempt to entrench an Axis state in Iraq.
~500
?
Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
Second Barzani Revolt
(1943-1945)
Kingdom of Iraq Iraq Barzani Kurds Victory
  • Uprising quelled.
?
Faisal II of Iraq
First Arab-Israeli War
(1948–1949)
Egypt
 Iraq
Jordan Transjordan
Syria Syria
 Lebanon
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg HWA
Arab League ALF
 Israel Defeat
?
None
First Kurdish–Iraqi War
(1961–1970)
Iraq Iraq
 Syria
KDP Stalemate
~10,000
?
Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
Six Day War
(1967)
 Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
Iraq Iraq
 Israel Defeat
10
None
Abdul Rahman Arif
Yom Kippur War
(1973)
 Egypt
 Syria
Iraq Iraq
 Jordan
 Algeria
 Cuba
 Morocco
 Tunisia
 Israel Defeat
278
None
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Second Kurdish–Iraqi War
(1974–1975)
Iraq Iraq KDP Victory
  • Iraq re-established control over Kurdistan.
?
Iran–Iraq War
(1980–1988)
Iraq Iraq
MEK
PDKI
 Iran
KDP
PUK
Badr Brigades
Stalemate
105,000–
375,000
~100,000
Saddam Hussein
Gulf War
(1990–1991)
Iraq  Kuwait
United States
 United Kingdom
 Saudi Arabia
 France
 Canada
 Egypt
 Syria
 Oman
 UAE
 Qatar
Defeat
20,000–
35,000
3,664
Sha'aban Intifada
(1991)
Iraq Iraq
MEK
Badr Brigades
Islamic Dawa Party Flag.svg Dawa
Victory (Southern front)
  • Uprising suppressed.
~5,000
80,000–
230,000
KDP
PUK
Defeat (Northern front)
Iraqi Kurdish Civil War
(1995–1996)
KDP
Iraq Iraq
PDKI
PUK
INC flag.svg INC
United States
Retreat
?
Operation Desert Fox
(1998)
Iraq Iraq United States
 United Kingdom
Ceasefire
  • Much Iraqi infrastructure destroyed.
600–
2,000
Iraq War
(2003–2011)
Iraq Iraq United States
 United Kingdom
 Australia
 Poland
 Denmark
Peshmerga
Defeat (phase 1)
7,600–
11,000
Disputed
 Iraq
Iraqi Kurdistan
MNF–I
Iraq SCJL
Iraq Naqshbandi Army
ISIL Iraq Free Iraqi Army
Flag of Ansar al-Islam.svg Ansar al-Islam
IAILogo.png IAI
Mahdi Army
Special Groups
Badr Brigades
Kata'ib Hezbollah
Victory (phase 2)
16,623
Jalal Talabani
Iraqi Insurgency
(2011–)
 Iraq
 Iraqi Kurdistan
 Iran
United States
 Syria
Flag of Western Kurdistan.gif YPG
Flag of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).svg PKK
Mahdi Army
Special Groups
Hezbollah
Badr Brigades
Kata'ib Hezbollah
Islamic State
Ansar al-Islam
Hamas of Iraq
1920 Brigade
Rashidin Army
Al-Nusra Front
Ongoing
  • Increase in violence since US withdrawal
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