Template:Infobox war faction/doc

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Islamic Courts Union
اتحاد المحاكم الإسلامية
Midowga Maxkamadaha Islaamiga

Participant in the Somali Civil War
Flag of the Islamic Courts Union.svg
The flag of the Islamic Courts Union.
Active June 6, 2006–present
Groups Habar Gidir, Abgaal, Rahanweyn, Ogaden, Marehan and some support from many other clans
Leaders Sharif Sheikh Ahmed,
Hassan Dahir Aweys
Headquarters Mogadishu
Area of operations Central and southern Somalia
Originated as Unaligned Islamic sharia courts movements
Allies
Opponents

A war faction infobox may be used to summarize information about a particular faction participating in a war; it should not be used for regular military units and formations (which should use {{infobox military unit}} instead). The infobox should be added using the {{infobox war faction}} template, as shown below:

{{ infobox war faction
| name             = 
| native_name      = 
| native_name_lang = 
| war              = 
| image            = 
| caption          = 
| active           = 
| ideology         = 
| leaders          = 
| clans            = 
| headquarters     = 
| area             = 
| strength         = 
| partof           = 
| previous         = 
| next             = 
| allies           = 
| split            = 
| opponents        = 
| battles          = 
| url              = 
}}

Note: When using parameters, avoid the ambiguous abbreviation "N/A", and instead use "unknown" or "none". All subjective or qualitative judgements and numerical quantities or statistics must be cited to a reliable source (see WP:MILMOS#CITE).

  • name – the formal name of the faction.
  • native_name – the faction's name in their own language
  • native_name_lang – ISO 639-1 code e.g. "fr" for French. If more than one, use {{{2}}} for |native_name= instead
  • war – the war or wars in which the faction participated; for proper grammar, it may be necessary to insert "the" before the name.
  • imageoptional – an image representative of the faction. The image must be given in the form [[Image:Example.jpg|300px]]; in particular, the thumb attribute must not be selected.
  • captionoptional – the text to be placed below the image.
  • ideologyoptional – the ideology of the faction, if relevant.
  • active – the period during which the faction was active.
  • leaders – the leaders of the faction.
  • clansoptional – the clans or tribes the faction includes, if relevant.
  • headquartersoptional – the headquarters of the faction.
  • areaoptional – the area in which the faction operated; a map may be included here, if one is available.
  • strengthoptional – the number of personnel comprising the faction.
  • partofoptional – the larger group of which the faction is a part, if any.
  • previousoptional – the previous identity of the faction, or the factions from which it emerged.
  • nextoptional – if the faction transformed into another one, the name of that faction.
  • alliesoptional – the faction's allies in the war.
  • splitoptional – parties that the faction has an split into.
  • opponentsoptional – the faction's opponents in the war.
  • battlesoptional – any notable battles or wars in which the unit participated. The decision of what constitutes a notable battle is left to the editors of the specific article.
  • urloptional – official website, if one exists, of the unit.

TemplateData[edit]

A war faction infobox may be used to summarize information about a particular faction participating in a war; it should not be used for regular military units and formations.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Name name The formal name of the faction in English. line empty empty required
Native name native_name The faction's name in their own language. line empty empty optional
Native name language native_name_lang The ISO 639-1 code of the language used for its native name. line empty empty optional
War(s) war The war or wars in which the faction participated; you might need to insert "the" at the beginning of this phrase. string empty empty suggested
Image image An image representative of the faction. It must be given in the from [[File:Example.jpg|300px]] content empty empty suggested
Caption of the image caption The text to be placed below the image line empty empty suggested
Active period active The period during which the faction was active. line empty empty required
Ideology ideology The ideology of the faction, if relevant. content empty empty optional
Groups clans The clans or tribes the faction includes. content empty empty optional
Leaders leaders The leaders of the faction. content empty empty required
Headquarters headquarters The headquarters of the faction. line empty empty suggested
Area area The area in which the faction operated; a map may be included here. content empty empty suggested
Strength strength The number of personnel comprising the faction line empty empty optional
Part of partof The larger group of which the faction is a part. line empty empty optional
Originated as previous The previous identity of the faction, or the factions from which it emerged. content empty empty optional
Became next If the faction transformed into another one, the name of that faction. content empty empty optional
Allies allies The faction's allies in the war. content empty empty optional
Split split Parties that the faction has an split into. content empty empty optional
Opponents opponents The faction's opponents in the war. content empty empty optional
Battles and wars battles Any notable battles or wars in which the unit participated. The decision of what constitutes a notable battle is left to the editors of the specific article. content empty empty optional
Organizations organizations no description unknown empty empty optional
Website url Official website, if one exists, of the unit. line empty empty optional
Identification_symbol identification_symbol no description unknown empty empty optional
Identification_symbol_2 identification_symbol_2 no description unknown empty empty optional
Identification_symbol_label identification_symbol_label no description unknown empty empty optional
Identification_symbol_2_label identification_symbol_2_label no description unknown empty empty optional
Identification_symbol_3_label identification_symbol_3_label no description unknown empty empty optional
Identification_symbol_3 identification_symbol_3 no description unknown empty empty optional
Identification_symbol_4_label identification_symbol_4_label no description unknown empty empty optional
Identification_symbol_4 identification_symbol_4 no description unknown empty empty optional