Dirty War (disambiguation)

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Dirty War may refer to:

  • Dirty wars, offensives conducted by regimes against their dissidents, marked by the use of torture and forced disappearance of civilians.[1]
  • Historical Events
    • Dirty War, (Argentina, 1975 and 1980) State-sponsored violence against dissident and other citizens carried out by Jorge Rafael Videla's military government.
    • Dirty War (Mexico), (1960s and 1990s) Internal conflict between the CIA backed PRI-party government and left-wing student and guerrilla groups.
    • GAL (Spain, 1983 to 1987), one of the illegal death squads established to fight Basque independentism.
    • Years of Lead (Morocco), (1960s through the 1980s) The events that occurred under the rule of King Hassan II are sometimes described as Dirty War.
    • The Troubles (1968-1998), The Ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland is often described as a dirty war.
  • Other
    • Dirty War (film), a 2004 British television film about a terrorist attack on central London.
    • Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, a 2013 book by Jeremy Scahill about U.S. covert warfare.

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