List of wars involving Yemen

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This is a list of wars that Yemen has been involved in.

Wars of Yemen/North Yemen[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
Saudi–Yemeni War
(1934)
Jemens flagg Yemen Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938-1973).svg Saudi Arabia Defeat
  • Yemeni invasion of Saudi Arabia repelled.
Alwaziri coup
(1947–1948)
Jemens flagg Yemen Jemens flagg Rebels Victory
  • Yahias regained control of Yemen.
North Yemen Civil War
(1962–1970)
Yemen Royalists
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938-1973).svg Saudi Arabia
Yemen Arab Republic Republicans
 Egypt
Regime change
NDF Rebellion
(1978–1982)
Yemen Arab Republic Government Yemen Arab Republic NDF
 South Yemen
Victory
  • Defeat of the National Democratic Front
Yemenite War of 1979
(1979)
 North Yemen  South Yemen Cease-fire
  • Kuwait Agreement of 1979
1994 civil war in Yemen
(1994)
 Yemen People's Democratic Republic of Yemen South Yemen Victory
  • Reunification of Yemen.
Hanish Islands conflict
(1995)
 Yemen  Eritrea Defeat
  • Eritrean occupation of the Hanish island.
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen
(2001–)
 Yemen
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
ShababFlag.svg Ansar al-Sharia
al-Qaeda Al-Qaeda
Ongoing
  • Yemeni operations against Al-Qaeda ongoing.
Shia insurgency in Yemen
(2004–)
 Yemen
 Saudi Arabia
Houthis Logo.png Houthis Ongoing
South Yemen insurgency
(2009–)
 Yemen People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Hirak Ongoing
Yemeni Revolution
(2011–2012)
Yemen Government Yemen Opposition Regime change
  • Overthrow of Saleh government.

Wars of South Yemen[edit]

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result
Al-Wadiah War
(1969)
 South Yemen Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Defeat
  • Saudi Arabia occupies al-Wadiah
Ethio-Somali War
(1977–1978)
Ethiopia
 Cuba
 Soviet Union
 South Yemen
Somalia Somalia
WSLF
Victory
  • Somali withdrawal from Ogaden.
  • Somalia broke ties with the Soviet Union and the Second World.
Eritrean War of Independence
(1977–1990)
Ethiopia Ethiopia
 Cuba
 Soviet Union
 South Yemen
EPLF
ELF
Defeat
NDF Rebellion
(1978–1982)
Yemen Arab Republic NDF
 South Yemen
 North Yemen Defeat
  • Defeat of the National Democratic Front
Yemenite War of 1979
(1979)
 South Yemen  North Yemen Cease-fire
  • Kuwait Agreement of 1979
South Yemen Civil War
(1986)
 South Yemen People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Ismail's faction Regime change
  • Moves towards unification with the North in 1990.