List of battles since 2001

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21st century[edit]

2001[edit]

Battle Date Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Outcome
Operation MH - 2 8 March Macedonia National Liberation Army Macedonian indecisive victory
Battle of Tetovo 16 March – 13 August Macedonia National Liberation Army Ceasefire
Operation Vaksince 25 May Macedonia National Liberation Army Decisive Macedonian victory
Battle of Vedeno 13–26 August Russia Chechen insurgents Pyrrhic Russian victory
Operation Crescent Wind 7 October 2001 – ? December United States
United Kingdom
Taliban American and British victory
Operation Rhino 19–20 October United States Taliban American victory
Battle of Mazar-e-Sharif 9 November United States
Northern Alliance
Taliban
al-Qaeda
IMU
TNSM
ETIM
American and Northern Alliance victory
Siege of Kunduz 11–23 November United States
Northern Alliance
Taliban
al-Qaeda
IMU
American and Northern Alliance victory
Battle of Herat 12 November United States
Iran
Northern Alliance
Taliban American, Iranian and Northern Alliance victory
Battle of Kabul 13–14 November United States
Northern Alliance
Taliban American and Northern Alliance victory
Battle of Tarin Kowt 13–14 November United States
Eastern Alliance
Taliban American and Eastern Alliance victory
Operation Trent ?–? (mid to late November) United States
United Kingdom
Taliban
al-Qaeda
American and British victory
Battle of Kandahar 22 November – 7 December United States
Australia
Local Pashtun militia
Eastern Alliance
Taliban American victory
Battle of Qala-i-Jangi 25 November – 1 December United States
United Kingdom
Northern Alliance
Taliban
al-Qaeda
IMU
ETIM
American, British and Northern Alliance victory
Battle of Tora Bora 12–17 December United States-led coalition
Northern Alliance
al-Qaeda
ETIM
Taliban
Inconclusive
Battle of Shawali Kowt 3 December United States
Eastern Alliance
Taliban American and Eastern Alliance victory
Battle of Sayyd Alma Kalay 4 December United States
Eastern Alliance
Taliban American and Eastern Alliance victory
Battle of Amami-Ōshima 22 December Japan North Korea Japanese victory
Tsotsin-Yurt operation 30 December 2001 – 3 January 2002 Russia Chechen insurgents Stalemate

2002[edit]

Battle Date Description
Operation Anaconda 1–19 March The largest land battle between US forces and Taliban militia ends in an unsuccessful US attempt to dislodge the Taliban from their mountain strongholds
Operation Defensive Shield 29 March – 3 May Israeli operation in the West Bank, aimed to halt Palestinian suicide bombings against civilians in Israel during the Second Intifada, which results in extensive damage to terrorist infrastructure and an important decrease of Palestinian attacks:
Battle of Jenin 3–11 April Israel defeats Palestinian militants in the city of Jenin.
Battle of Bethlehem 2 April – 10 May Israel occupies Bethlehem and tries to capture wanted Palestinian militants who are hiding in the Church of the Nativity.
Battle of Nablus 5–8 April Israel defeats Palestinian militants in the city of Nablus.
Second Battle of Yeonpyeong 29 June A naval confrontation between South Korea and North Korea

2003[edit]

Battle Date Description
Battle of Al Faw 20–24 March One of the first battles of the Iraq War
Battle of Umm Qasr 21–25 March One of the first battles of the Iraq War
Battle of Nasiriyah 23–29 March American armored and mechanized units force a crossing over the Euphrates River, despite stiff resistance from the Iraqis.
Battle of Najaf 26 March – 3 April The American 327th Infantry Regiment defeats the Iraqis and takes the city, allowing them to protect vital supply lines for Coalition forces.
Battle of Karbala 27 & 28 March The American 3rd Infantry Division defeats Iraq's elite Republican Guard, resulting in 200 Iraqi casualties.
Battle of Baghdad 3–12 April American forces capture the Iraqi capital from Saddam Hussein's forces, causing the downfall of his government.
Battle of Basra 6 April British forces manage to secure the city after a month of some of the fiercest fighting since the outbreak of the war.
Battle of Debecka Pass 6 April The US forces capture a major crossroad near the village of Debecka in Iraq.

2004[edit]

Battle Date Description
Battle of Wana 16–23 March Part of the Waziristan War, Pakistani army takes over Taliban positions.
First Battle of Fallujah 4 April – 1 May Also called Operation Vigilant Resolve; US forces attempt to retake Fallujah from the control of Iraqi insurgency, resulting a ceasefire and American withdrawal.
Battle of Najaf 5 April – August Fighting breaks out in a cemetery near the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf between United States forces and the Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr.
Operation Rainbow 18–23 May Successful Israeli military operation against Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the PCR.
2004 Nazran raid 21 – 22 June 2004
Operation Days of Penitence 30 September – 16 October Israeli offensive launched into the northern Gaza Strip. Israel claims victory after stating its goal of preventing Palestinian militants from firing Qassam rockets into Israeli settlements in Gaza and at the town of Sderot.
Second Battle of Fallujah 7 November – 23 December Also known as Operation Phantom Fury and Operation al-Fajr; Coalition forces recapture rebel-held Fallujah in the largest post-invasion clash so far in the war.

2005[edit]

Battle Date Description
Battle of Al Qaim 8–19 May Military offensive conducted by the United States Marine Corps, against insurgent positions in Iraq's northwestern Anbar province, ending with US tactical victory.
Battle of Nalchik 13 October The Yarmuk Jamaat take on Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia. They are defeated by Russian security forces.
Second Battle of Adre 18 December Rally for Democracy and Liberty attack the government garrison at Adre, Chad. The garrison had been forewarned, and defeats their attackers, taking few casualties.

2006[edit]

Battle Date Description
Battle of N'Djamena 13 April The Chadian rebel group United Front for Democratic Change attacks the capital city of Chad. The rebels are forced to retreat by the Military of Chad. Chad breaks off relations with Sudan as a result.
Second Battle of Mogadishu 7 May – 11 July Militia loyal to the Islamic court union defeats the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism and takes control of the Somali capital Mogadishu.
Battle of Point Pedro (2006) 12 May Sri Lanka Navy victory
Operation Mountain Thrust 15 May – 31 July The largest offensive against the Taliban since 2001 is launched by Coalition forces.
Operation Together Forward 14 June – 24 October The Coalition is unsuccessful in succoring Baghdad and reducing violence.
Operation Summer Rains Since 28 June Israel enters the Gaza Strip searching for soldier Gilad Shalit, who was abducted in a raid.
Zar'it-Shtula incident 12 July A cross-border Hezbollah raid captures two Israeli soldiers. Israeli troops enters Lebanon in an unsuccessful attempt to get them back. This ignites the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict.
The Second Battle of Habbaniyah 15 July – December U.S. Marines of the Third Battalion, Second Marine Division, sweep through urban sprawl between Ramadi and Fallujah in a series of operations (i.e. Operations Rubicon and Sidewinder), disrupting flow of Al-Qaeda into both cities, and killing and capturing over 300 insurgents. Action centered around Kilo Company, nicknamed "Voodoo", in the town of Husaybah, on the outskirts of Ramadi, killing 20+ insurgents and capturing/wounding 137, while losing only 4 Marines KIA, 17 WIA. The battalion lost 14 Marines KIA, 50+ WIA.
Battle of Bint Jbail 24 July – 11 August Israel retreats after attempting to take the town of Bint Jbail in Lebanon, regarding it as a "Hezbollah stronghold".
Battle of Ayta ash-Shab 31 July – 11 August Israel engages in a firefight with Hezbollah members in the Lebanese town of Ayta ash-Shab.
Operation Sharp and Smooth 1 & 2 August An Israeli airborne operation captures five Lebanese civilians and kills what it claims to be Hezbollah members.
2006 Tyre raid 4 August Israel successfully raids Tyre to attack Hezbollah members based there.
2006 Litani offensive 11–14 August Israel launches the final offensive in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict to clear Southern Lebanon of as many Hezbolla militants as possible before the ceasefire takes effect. The battle and war end with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.
Battle of Jaffna (2006) 11 August – 29 October Stalemate
Battle of Sampur 28 August – 4 September Sri Lankan Army victory over Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
Operation Medusa 2–17 September Coalition troops attacks the Taliban insurgency, securing a tactical victory.
Operation Mountain Fury 16 September 2006 – 15 January 2007 Coalition forces launch a successful follow up to Operation Medusa in an attempt to clear eastern Afghanistan of the Taliban.
Battle of Malakal 27 November 2006 – 29 November 2006 Ceasefire and mutual disengagement to pre-battle positions
SLA December 2006 offensive 4–9 December Tamil Tigers victory
Battle of Baidoa 20–26 December ICU militia battle the Somali Transitional Federal Government. Ethiopian and TFG troops successfully defend and counterattack against the ICU taking the ICU base cities of Dinsoor and Bur Hakaba.
Battle of Bandiradley 23–25 December Ethiopian/Puntland offensive in Bandiradley, Somalia pushes the Islamic Courts out of the city and opens up a northern front in the Somali Civil War.
Battle of Beledweyne 24–25 December Ethiopian offensive towards the city of Jowhar overruns the Islamic Courts stronghold of Beledweyne during the Somali Civil War.
Battle of Jowhar 27 December Ethiopian/TFG armoured offensive hits the ICU stronghold of Jowhar, forcing the Islamists to pull back, and bringing the Ethiopians/Government troops within 90 km of Mogadishu. The battle also effectively flanked and threatened to cut off ICU forces still in the Bay region.
Fall of Mogadishu 28 December Ethiopia captures Mogadishu.

2007[edit]

Battle Date Description
Battle of Ras Kamboni 5–12 January The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, in coalition with Ethiopia and the US, defeats the Islamic Courts Union.
Battle of Najaf (2007) 28–29 January Iraqi and Coalition forces defeat the Soldiers of Heaven cult.
Operation Law and Order 14 February – 24 November US troops successfully battle Iraqi insurgents to restore law and order in Baghdad.
Battle of Mogadishu 21 March – 26 April Ethiopian, Somalian and Ugandan forces battle the Popular Resistance Movement indecisively.
Battle of Thoppigala 25 April – 11 July 2007 Sri Lankan Army victory
Operation Achilles 6–30 May Tactically successful Coalition operation in Afghanistan to clear the Helmand Province of Taliban terrorists.
Battle of Nahr el-Bared 20 May – 7 September Armed conflict after Fatah al-Islam, an Islamist militant organization, lays siege to the refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared for Palestinians in Lebanon.
Battle of Gaza (2007) 7–15 June Hamas defeats the Fatah, and takes over the Gaza Strip.
Battle of Chora 15–19 June Coalition forces capture Chora District in Oruzgan Province from the Taliban.
Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base 22 October Tamil Tigers victory
Battle of Musa Qala 7–12 December ISAF and Afghan forces capture Musa Qala District in Helmand Province from the Taliban.
Battle of Delft 25 December Disputed

2008[edit]

Battle Date Description
Battle of the Forward Defence Lines 2 January – 24 November Victorious 2008 SLA Northern Offensive in Sri Lanka
Battle of N'Djamena 2–4 February Forces loyal to the President of Chad defeat a rebellion.
Operation Hot Winter 29 February – 3 March Israel Defense Forces campaign in the Gaza Strip in response to Qassam rockets fired by Hamas.
2008 Mardakert skirmishes 4 March Skirmishes between the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, victory undecided.
Battle of Basra 25–31 March Iraqi Army attempt to clear the city of Basra from Mahdi Army militiamen is successful and the Maliki government forces them to cease activities.
Battle of Kallarawa 25 March Sea Tigers patrol intercepted by a Sri Lankan Navy patrol
2008 attack on Omdurman and Khartoum 10–12 May The Darfuri rebel group Justice and Equality Movement attack the Sudanese cities of Omdurman and Khartoum unsuccessfully.
2008 Djiboutian-Eritrean border conflict 10–13 June Minor skirmishes between Djibouti and Eritrea, ending in victory of Djibouti forces.
Battle of Arghandab 18 and 19 June NATO led forces launch a successful offensive to clear the Taliban out of Arghandab district and from nearby Kandahar.
Battle of Wanat 13 July Significant American casualties among the defending paratroopers leads to American withdrawal following Taliban early morning attack.
Battle of Vidattaltivu 16 July Sri Lankan Army fought Tamil Tigers
Battle of Tskhinvali 8–10 August Georgians attack the South Ossetian city of Tskhinvali ending in withdrawal by the Georgians.
Battle of the Kodori Gorge 9–12 August Georgian civilians flee their homes in Upper Abkhazia. Georgian military engages Abkhazian military forces unsuccessfully.
Battle of Goma 25 October Part of the ongoing 2008 Nord-Kivu war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2008–09 Battle of Kilinochchi 23 November – 2 January Sri Lankan Army victory
Operation Cast Lead 27 December – 18 January Israel launches an air and ground operation to stop Hamas from launching of Qassam and Grad rockets from the Gaza Strip.
Battle of Paranthan 30 December – 1 January Tamil Tigers fought Sri Lankan Army

2009[edit]

Battle Date Description
Battle of Mullaitivu 2–25 January The Sri Lankan army defeats the Tamil Tigers in a battle over the town of Mullaitivu.
Battle of Chalai 2–6 February Sri Lankan Army battles Tamil Tigers to capture one of the last Sea Tiger naval bases.
Battle of Alasay 14–23 March Codename Operation Dinner Out – French and Afghan troops defeat Taliban insurgents in the Alasay Valley.
First and Second Battles of Kakarak 16 March – 12 April Two battles of Australian forces against Taliban insurgents, both victorious.
Battle of Aanandapuram 29 March – 5 April Decisive victory of the Sri Lanka military against the Tamil Tigers.
Battle of Puthukkudiyirippu 2–5 April Government victory
Battle of Am Dam 7 and 8 May The Chadian Army defeats UFR rebels.
Second Battle of Swat 16 May – 15 July The Pakistani Army retakes the town of Mingora from the Taliban, killing many leaders.
Battle of Dahaneh 12–15 August US, UK and Afghan troops capture the city from Taliban insurgents.
Battle of Kamdesh 3 October Taliban insurgents attack a US Combat Outpost. They are repulsed, but the outpost is abandoned due to damage.
Battle off the coast of Jaffna 1 November Naval Battle
Battle of Daecheong 10 November Clash between South and North Korean naval troops at the Northern Limit Line, ending in a victory for the South.
Operation Cobra's Anger 4–7 December Successful US-led offensive in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.

2010[edit]

Battle Date Description
Operation Moshtarak 13 February – 7 December ISAF pacification offensive in the area that is described as the "poppy-growing belt" of Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.
Battle of Mogadishu 10 March – 18 April The eighth recognised battle over Mogadishu since 1993.
Battle of Derapet 24 August A combined Australian Army and Afghan National Army patrol defeats Taliban forces.
Operation Bulldog Bite 12 November Joint U.S. and Afghan counter-insurgent mission in Kunar province, Afghanistan, against Taliban forces.

2011[edit]

Battle Date Description
Operation Dawn of Gulf of Aden 16–21 January The South Korean Navy rescues the crew of the hijacked Samho Jewelry, killing eight Somali pirates.
First Battle of Benghazi 17–20 February Libyan rebel forces free the city from Col. Gaddafi's rule – First battle of the Libyan Civil War.
Battle of Misrata 18 February – 15 May After Months of intense fighting, the rebels take full control of the city, supported by NATO aircraft.
First Battle of Zawiya 24 February – 10 March The city is retaken by Libyan elite soldiers, one of the rebels' commanders is killed.
First Battle of Brega 2 March pro-Gaddafi troops fail to retake the city from rebel forces.
Battle of Ra's Lanuf 4–12 March After initial success by the rebel forces, the city is retaken by government troops.
Battle of Bin Jawad 6 March Gaddafi forces retake the city – the initial Rebel offensive westwards is halted.
Second Battle of Brega 13–15 March The city is retaken by Gaddafi forces after the defeats at Ra's Lanuf and Bin Jawad.
Battle of Ajdabiya 15–26 March Initial success by government troops is halted and they are pushed back by rebels, under fire from NATO aircraft.
Second Battle of Benghazi 19–20 March Loyalist forces fail to recapture Benghazi from the now UN-backed rebels.
Third Battle of Brega 31 March – 7 April A rebel advance on Brega is repelled with heavy artillery, Pro-Gaddafi forces march on Ajdabiya.
Battle of Brega-Ajdabiya road 8 April – 13 July Advances on Brega and Ajdabiya by the opposing forces lead to a stagnant frontline in-between the two cities.
Battle of Kandahar 7–9 May The city is besieged by Taliban insurgents, Afghan Police Forces are able to fend them off.
Battle of Sana'a 23 May – 7 June Hashid tribal forces under Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar fight Army troops loyal to president Saleh, resulting in a cease-fire.
Siege of Rastan and Talbiseh 28 May – 4 June 2011
Battle of Do Ab 25 May US and Afghan government troops are ambushed by Taliban insurgents and kill most of the attackers.
Fourth Battle of Brega 14 July – 22 August After initial victories of pro-Gaddafi forces, rebels take the city in late August.
Second Battle of Zawiya 13–20 August Rebel forces capture Zawiya and advance on Tripoli.
Battle of Tripoli (2011) 20–28 August Tripoli is captured by rebel forces, Gaddafi government collapses.
Battle of Bani Walid 8 September – 17 October Initially, pro-Gaddafi forces fend off anti-Gaddafi forces but on 9 October anti-Gaddafi forces launch a new offensive against the defenders, taking the city by 17 October.
Battle of Rastan (2011) 27 September – 1 October
Battle of Sirte (2011) 15 September – 20 October National Liberation Army soldiers attack the last capital of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and take it on 20 October. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi also dies this day.

2012[edit]

Battle Date Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Outcome
Battle of Zabadani (2012) 7 – 18 January 2012 (First phase)
4 – 11 February 2012 (Second phase)
Syrian government
Hezbollah
FSA rebels victory
Attack on Spanish oiler Patiño 12 January 2012 Spain Somali Pirates Spanish victory
Battle of Aguelhok 17–25 January 2012 Malian government MNLA
AQIM
Ansar Dine
rebels victory
Battle of Tessalit 18 January – 11 March 2012 Malian government MNLA
AQIM
Ansar Dine
rebels victory
Battle of Douma 21–30 January 2012 Syrian government FSA and Other rebel militias Syrian government's victory
2012 Bani Walid uprising 23–25 January 2012 National Liberation Army (Libya) Brigade 93
Warfalla tribe
Rebel victory
Battle of Rastan (2012) 29 January – 5 February 2012 Syrian government FSA FSA victory
Battle of Tinzaouaten 7–8 February 2012 Malian government MNLA MNLA victory
Battle of al-Qusayr (2012) 10 February – 20 April 2012 Syrian government FSA Stalemate
2012 Nozhay-Yurtovsky District clashes 13–17 February 2012 Russia Caucasus Emirate Unclear
Sudan Air Campaign 1 March 2012 – ? September 2012 South Sudan Sudan Incumbent
Battle of Dofas 4–5 March 2012 Yemeni government Ansar al-Sharia (Yemen) Ansar al-Sharia victory
Battle of Azaz (2012) 6 March – 23 July 2012 Syrian government FSA FSA victory
Battle of Yurkud (2012) 10 March 2012 Ethiopia Al-Shabaab Ethiopian Victory
First Battle of Idlib 10–13 March 2012 Syrian government FSA
Ahrar al-Sham
Idlib Martyrs' Brigade
Syrian government's victory
Battle of Saraqeb 24–27 March 2012 Syrian government FSA
Idlib Martyrs' Brigade
Syrian government's victory
First Battle of Heglig 26–28 March 2012 Sudan South Sudan South Sudanese victory
Battle of Taftanaz 3–5 April 2012 Syrian government FSA Syrian government's victory
Scarborough Shoal standoff 8 April 2012 – present China Philippines De-escalation of tensions between claimant nations
Second Battle of Heglig 10–20 April 2012 Sudan South Sudan Sudan victory
Agok Skirmish 17 April 2012 Sudan South Sudanese Indecisive
2012 Armenian–Azerbaijani border clashes 25 April – 4 June 2012 Armenia
Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan Status quo ante bellum
2012 Abyan offensive 12 May – 15 June 2012 Yemeni government Ansar al-Sharia (Yemen) Decisive Yemeni government's victory
May 2012 battle of Rastan 14 May 2012 Syrian government FSA FSA victory
2012 Tripoli airport clashes 4 June 2012 Libyan government Al-Awfea Brigade Libyan Government's victory
Battle of al-Haffah 5–13 June 2012 Syrian government FSA Syrian government's victory
2012 Zintan clashes 11–18 June 2012 Libyan government Mashashya tribe
Zintan fighters
Guntrara tribe
NTC control reestablihed0
June-August 2012 Hakkari clashes 19 June 2012 – 11 August 2012 Turkish government PKK Turkish claim victory
Battles of Gao and Timbuktu 26–27 June 2012 MNLA MOJWA
AQIM
Ansar Dine
Decisive Islamist victory
Battle of Tremseh 12 July 2012 Syrian government FSA FSA victory
Battle of Damascus (2012) 15 July – 4 August 2012 Syrian government FSA Syrian government's victory
Battle of Aleppo (2012–2016) 19 July 2012 – 22 December 2016 Syrian government
Iran
Russia
Liwa al-Quds
Hezbollah

Liwa Fatemiyoun
Liwa Zainebiyoun
Ba'ath Brigades
SSNP
Syrian Resistance

Fatah Halab
Jaysh Halab
Army of Conquest
Ansar al-Sharia (Syria)
FSA
YPG
YPJ
Army of Revolutionaries
Decisive Syrian government's & allied victory
2012 Gorno-Badakhshan clashes 24–25 July 2012 Tajikistan government Tolib Ayombekov's militiamen (including Afghan fighters) Tajikistan government victory
Battle of Anadan 29–30 July 2012 Syrian government FSA FSA victory
Lopota incident 28 August – 30 October 2012 Georgian government Uncertain Georgian government's victory
September 2012 Beytüşşebap attack 2 September 2012 – present Turkish government PKK Turkish Victory, Attack repulsed
Siege of Bani Walid (2012) 9 September – 26 October 2012 Pro-government forces Warfalla tribe Brigade 93 pro Libyan Government's victory
Battle of Kismayo (2012) 28 September – 1 October 2012 Somalian government AMISOM
Kenya
Raskamboni movement
Al-Shabaab Somalian government's & allied victory
Battle of Khirbet Al-Joz 6 October 2012 Syrian government FSA FSA victory
Battle of Maarrat al-Nu'man 8–13 October 2012 Syrian government FSA
al-Nusra Front
rebels victory
Battle of Harem 17 October – 24 December 2012 Syrian government FSA and Other rebel militias rebels victory
Battle of Ras al-Ayn 8 November – 17 December 2012 (first phase)
17 January 2013 – 19 February 2013 (second phase)
16–17 July 2013 (third phase)
YPG Syrian government
al-Nusra Front
Ghuraba al-Sham
Ahfad al-Rasul Brigade
FSA
YPG victory
Operation Pillar of Defense 14–21 November 2012 Israel HamasIzz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades
PIJ
PFLP-GC
PFLP
PRC
al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades
Ceasefire, both sides claim victory
Battle of Darayya (November 2012–February 2013) 15 November 2012 – 14 February 2013 Syrian government FSA
Ahrar al-Sham
al-Nusra Front
Syrian army and Hezbulla victory
Battle of Menaka 16–20 November 2012 MNLA and Tuareg volunteers Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa
AQIM
Islamists Victory
MT Zafirah hijacking 18–22 November 2012 Vietnam Indonesian pirates Vietnamese victory

2013[edit]

Battle Date Description
Battle of Konna 10–18 January 2013
(1 week and 1 day)
Malian army retakes the town Konna with French air-strikes after losing the town by Islamists groups.
Battle of Diabaly 14–21 January 2013
(1 week)
Malian and French troops retake Diabaly by the Islamists groups.
Second Battle of Gao 25–27 January 2013
(2 days)
French forces attacked and successfully took Gao out of MOJWAs hands after they launched an offensive on the city.
Battle of Safira 6–19 February 2013
(1 week and 6 days)

Al-Nusra Front's rebels attacked and capured the town of As-Safira from the government.

Third Battle of Gao 9–11 February 2013
(2 days)
The raiders were defeated by Malian government forces with the support of troops from France.
Battle of Shadadeh 12–14 February 2013
(2 days)
Fourth Battle of Gao 20–22 February 2013
(2 days)
The Islamists group MOJWA tried to retake the city. The attempt was repelled by Malian government forces with the support of troops from France and Niger.
Battle of Khalil 22–23 February 2013
(1 day)
Battle of Ifoghas 22 February 2013
(0 days)
Battle of Iminenas 27 February – 1 March 2013
(2 days)
Battle of Raqqa (2013) 3-6 March 2013
(3 days)
Battle of Tin Keraten 6 March 2013
(0 days)
Battle of Tigharghar 12 March 2013
(0 days)
Battle of Djebok 12-17 March 2013
(5 days)
Battle of Timbuktu 20–21 March 2013
(1 day)
Second Battle of Timbuktu 20 March 2013 – 1 April 2013
(1 week and 5 days)
Fifth Battle of Gao 24 March 2013
(0 days)
Battle of In Arab 29–30 March 2013
(1 day)
Battle of Jdaidet al-Fadl 16–21 April 2013
(5 days)
Battle of Hamakouladji 4 May 2013
(0 days)
Battle of al-Qusayr (2013) 19 May – 5 June 2013
(2 weeks and 3 days)
Battle of Agadez and Arlit 23 May 2013
(0 days)
Battle of Sidon (2013) 23–25 June 2013
(2 days)
Battle of Ma'loula 4–15 September 2013
(1 week and 4 days)
Battle of Sadad 21–28 October 2013
(1 week)
Battle of Qalamoun 15 November – 15 December 2013
(1 month)
Battle of Araouane 10 December 2013
(0 days)

2014[edit]

Battle Date Description
Battle of Kondaoui 22–23 January 2014
(1 day)
Battle of Mork 1 February–23 October 2014
(8 months, 3 weeks and 1 day)
Battle of Asadabad 23 February 2014
(0 days)
Battle of Hosn 20 March 2014
(0 days)
Battle of Markada 21–31 March 2014
(1 week and 3 days)
Battle of Al-Malihah 3 April–14 August 2014
(4 months, 1 week and 4 days)
2014 Battle of Basilan 11-30 April 2014
(2 weeks and 5 days)
Battle of Kramatorsk 12 April–5 July 2014
(2 months, 3 weeks and 2 days)
Battle of Mariupol (May–June 2014) 6 May–14 June 2014
(1 month, 1 week and 1 day)
2nd Battle of Kidal 16–21 May 2014
(5 days)
First Battle of Donetsk Airport 26–27 May 2014
(1 month and 1 day)
First Battle of Tikrit 26–30 June 2014
(4 days)
Battle of Tripoli Airport 13 July–23 August 2014
(1 month, 1 week and 3 days)
First Battle of the Shaer gas field 16–26 July 2014
(1 week and 3 days)
Battle in Shakhtarsk Raion 16 July–26 August 2014
(1 month, 1 week and 3 days)
Battle of Shuja'iyya (2014) 20–23 July 2014
(3 days)
Battle of Horlivka 21 July–6 September 2014
(1 month, 2 weeks and 2 days)
Battle of Zumar 1–4 August 2014
(3 days)
Battle of Arsal 2–7 August 2014
(5 days)
Battle of Ilovaisk 7 August–2 September 2014
(3 weeks and 5 days)
Battle of Al-Tabqa airbase 10–28 August 2014
(2 weeks and 4 days)
Battle for Mosul Dam 16–19 August 2014
(3 days)
Battle of Novoazovsk 25–28 August 2014
(3 days)
Battle of Suq al Ghazi 15 September 2014
(0 days)
Second Battle of Donetsk Airport 28 September 2014–21 January 2015
(3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days)
Battle of Benghazi (2014–17) 15 October 2014–28 December 2017
(3 years, 2 months, 1 week and 6 days)
Second Battle of the Shaer gas field 28 October–6 November 2014
(1 week and 2 days)
Battle of Baiji (October–December 2014) 29 October–21 December 2014
(1 month, 3 weeks and 1 day)
Battle of Al-Shaykh Maskin 1 November 2014–15 December 2014
(1 month and 2 weeks)
Battle of Ramadi (2014-15) 21 November 2014–17 May 2015
(5 months, 3 weeks and 5 days)
Battle of Baiji (2014–15) 25 November 2014–9 February 2015
(2 months, 2 weeks and 1 day)

2015[edit]

Battle Date Description Conflict
Raid on Kolofata 12 January 2015
(0 days)
Boko Haram insurgency
Battle of Debaltseve 14 January – 20 February 2015
(1 month and 6 days)
War in Donbass
West African offensive 23 January – 24 December 2015
(11 months and 1 day)
Boko Haram insurgency
Mariupol rocket attack 24 January 2015
(0 days)
War in Donbass
Mamasapano clash 25 January 2015
(1 day)
Moro conflict
Niger raid 6 February 2015
(0 days)
Boko Haram insurgency
Kokang offensive 9 February – June 2015
(3 months, 3 weeks and 2 days)
Kokang conflict
Shyrokyne standoff 10 February – 3 July 2015
(4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days)
War in Donbass
Battle of Tikrit 2 March – 17 April 2015
(1 month, 2 weeks and 1 day)
Iraqi Civil War
Battle of Sirte 14 March – 31 May 2015
(2 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Libyan Civil War
Battle of Aden Airport 19 March 2015
(0 days)
Yemeni Civil War
Battle of Dhale 24 March – 26 May 2015
(2 months and 2 days)
Yemeni Civil War
Battle of Aden 25 March – 22 July 2015
(3 months, 3 weeks and 6 days)
Yemeni Civil War
Abyan campaign 26 March – 11 August 2015
(4 months, 2 weeks and 2 days)
Yemeni Civil War
Lahij insurgency 27 March – 4 August 2015
(4 months, 1 week and 1 day)
Yemeni Civil War
Siege of al-Fu'ah and Kafriya 28 March 2015 – present
(3 years, 2 months, 3 weeks and 2 days)
Syrian Civil War
Shabwah campaign 29 March – 15 August 2015
(4 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Yemeni Civil War
Battle of Mukalla 2 – 16 April 2015
(2 weeks)
Yemeni Civil War
Al-Karmah offensive 14 April – 3 May 2015
(2 weeks and 5 days)
Iraqi Civil War
Battle of Taiz 15 April 2015 – present
(3 years, 2 months and 5 days)
Yemeni Civil War
Battle of Kunduz 24 April – 14 October 2015
(5 months, 2 weeks and 6 days)
War in Afghanistan
Kumanovo clashes 9 – 10 May 2015
(5 months and 1 day)
Inter-ethnic clashes in the Republic of Macedonia
Battle of Marinka 3 June 2015
(0 days)
War in Donbass
MT Orkim Harmony hijacking 11 – 19 June 2015
(1 week and 1 day)
Piracy in the Strait of Malacca
Battle of Leego 26 June 2015
(0 days)
War in Somalia War
Hakkari Assault ? July 2015 – ? November 2015
(4 months)
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Sinai clashes 1 – 2 July 2015
(1 day)
Iraqi Civil War
Operation Martyr Yalçın 24 – 25 July 2015
(1 day)
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Turkey–ISIL conflict
DHKP/C insurgency in Turkey
Police raids in Turkey 24 July 2015
(0 days)
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Turkey–ISIL conflict
DHKP/C insurgency in Turkey
Şırnak clashes ? August 2015 – ? May 2016
(9 months)
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Cizre operation 4 – 11 September 2015
(9 months and 1 week)
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Operation Martyr's Right 7 September 2015 – present
(2 years, 9 months, 1 week and 6 days)
Sinai insurgency
Camp Badaber attack 18 September 2015
(0 days)
War in North-West Pakistan
Aden unrest 6 October 2015 – present
(2 years, 8 months and 2 weeks)
Yemeni Civil War
Sinjar offensive 12 – 15 November 2015
(3 days)
Iraqi Civil War
Cizre curfew ? December 2015 – 11 February 2015
(2 months, 1 week and 3 days)
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Fall of Zinjibar and Jaar 2 – 3 December 2015
(1 day)
Yemeni Civil War
Siege of Sur 3 December 2015 – 10 March 2016
(3 months and 1 week)
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
Battle of Port Midi First phase
19 December 2015 – 23 January 2016
(1 month and 4 days)
Second phase
30 January 2016 – present
(2 years, 4 months and 3 weeks)
Yemeni Civil War

2016[edit]

Battle Date Description Conflict
Operation Black Swan 8 January 2016
(0 days)
Mexican-American victory, the Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín Guzmán was recaptured. Mexican Drug War
Battle of El Adde 15 January 2016
(0 days)
The town was captured by Al Shabaab after a military massacre. War in Somalia War
Siege of Fallujah 2 February – 22 May 2016
(3 months, 2 weeks and 6 days)
The city Fallujah was fully besieged by Iraqi government forces and recaptured the town Al-Karmah. Iraqi Civil War
Nangarhar Offensive 14 February – 6 March 2016
(3 weeks)
The Afghan National Army recaptured 22 villages from ISIL. War in Afghanistan
1st Butig clash 20 February – 1 March 2016
(1 week and 3 days)
The Maute Group retreated after the attempted attack. Moro conflict
Battle of Ben Guerdane 7 – 9 March 2016
(2 days)
The Tunisian forces defended the town. ISIL insurgency in Tunisia
Battle of Hit 12 March – 14 April 2016
(1 month and 2 days)
The Iraqi Army recaptured the town. Iraqi Civil War
Mosul offensive 24 March – 22 September 2016
(5 months, 4 weeks and 1 day)
Pro-Iraqi government forces capture Qayyarah Airfield West, Qayyarah, and Al-Shirqat. Iraqi Civil War
Armenian–Azerbaijani clashes 1 – 5 April 2016
(4 days)
Azerbaijan takes 800–2,000 hectares (8-20 km²) of land in the conflict area. A creasfire was signed by both parties and both claim their victory. Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Battle of Tipo-Tipo 9 – 14 April 2016
(5 days)
The Abu Sayyaf retreated after their attack and killing 18 soldiers and losing 31 fighters. Moro conflict
Operation Omari 12 April 2016 – present
(2 years, 2 months, 1 week and 1 day)
War in Afghanistan
West Iran clashes 19 April 2016 – present
(2 years, 2 months and 1 day)
Kurdish separatism in Iran
Battle of Mukalla 24 – 25 April 2016
(1 day)
Decisive Saudi-led Coalition victory by capturing the city. Yemeni Civil War
Battle of Sirte 12 May – 6 December 2016
(6 months, 3 weeks and 3 days)
GNA recaptured 4 towns and villages and the city itself from ISIL. Libyan Civil War
Ar-Rutbah offensive 16 – 18 May 2016
(2 days)
Iraqi Army recapture Ar-Rutbah District/Town. Iraqi Civil War
Third Battle of Fallujah 22 May – 29 June 2016
(1 month and 1 week)
Iraqi forces recaptured the entire city of Fallujah and its suburbs. Iraqi Civil War
Battle of Tsorona 12 – 13 June 2016
(1 day)
Status quo ante both sides claim victory. Eritrean–Ethiopian border conflict
Wau clashes 23 June 2016 – present
(1 year, 11 months and 4 weeks)
South Sudanese Civil War
Juba clashes 7 – 11 July 2016
(4 days)
Ceasefire declared. South Sudanese Civil War
Nampala attack 19 July 2016
(1 week and 3 days)
Ansar Dine and ANSIPRJ killed both 17 soldiers in their army base attack. Northern Mali conflict
Battle of al-Rai 15 – 20 August 2016
(5 days)
The FSA gains full control over al-Rai after a second offensive. Syrian Civil War
Battle of al-Hasakah 16 – 23 August 2016
(1 week)
Ceasefire declared. The NDF leaves the city and is barred from reentering. Syrian Civil War
Battle of Kunduz 3 – 4 October 2016
(1 day)
The Afghan Army captured the city Kunduz from the Taliban. War in Afghanistan
Battle of Mosul 16 October 2016 – 20 July 2017
(9 months and 4 days)
The Iraqi Army recaptured the city of Mosul after a 9-month battle from ISIL. Iraqi Civil War
2nd Butig clash 26 – 30 November 2016
(1 month and 4 days)
The Maute Group retreated for the second time the town after an attempted attack. Moro conflict
Battle of Svitlodarsk 18 – 23 December 2016
(5 days)
Ceasefire declared. Both sides claim to have repelled the other's attacks. War in Donbass
Syrian Desert campaign 29 December 2016 – 30 April 2017
(4 months and 1 day)
FSA-led rebels capture more than 1,800 square kilometres (~695 square miles) of territory from ISIL. Syrian Civil War

2017[edit]

Battle Date Description Conflict
Fall of Sangin ? January 2017 – 23 March 2017
(2 months, 3 weeks and 1 day)
Taliban capture Sangin from the government. War in Afghanistan
Palmyra offensive 13 January – 4 March 2017
(1 month, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Syrian Army captures 1,702 square kilometres and 52 settlements, including Palmyra. Syrian Civil War
1st Deir ez-Zor offensive 14 January – 14 February 2017
(1 month)
ISIL cut the road to Deir ez-Zor Airport, splitting the government-held areas of Deir ez-Zor into two parts. Syrian Civil War
East Aleppo offensive 17 January 2017 – 5 April 2017
(2 months, 2 weeks and 5 days)
The Syrian Army captures 250 villages, the city of Dayr Hafir and 2 towns. The FSA captures 6-7 villages and SDF captures 14 villages from ISIL. Syrian Civil War
1st Idlib Governorate clashes 20 January – 9 March 2017
(1 month, 2 weeks and 3 days)
The Tahrir al-Sham captures multiple cities, towns and villages. Syrian Civil War
Battle of Kulbiyow 27 January 2017
(0 days)
Al-Shabaab captures the city however the Kenyan army recapture the city within hours later. War in Somalia War
Raid on Yakla 29 January 2017
(0 days)
Yemeni Civil War
Battle of Avdiivka 29 January 2017 – 4 February 2017
(6 days)
War in Donbass
1st Daraa offensive First phase
12 February – 8 March 2017
(3 weeks and 3 days)
Second phase
6 – 26 April 2017
(2 weeks and 6 days)
Third phase
24 May – 6 June 2017
(1 week and 6 days)
Syrian Civil War
Operation Ghazi 13 February 2017 – present
(1 year, 4 months and 1 week)
War in North-West Pakistan
Qaboun offensive 18 February – 29 May 2017
(3 months, 1 week and 4 days)
Rebels and pro-government forces made a deal for transporting rebels and their family members to the Idlib Governorate. The Syrian Army takes control of the neighborhoods. Syrian Civil War
2nd Daraa offensive 20 – 27 February 2017
(1 week)
ISIL captured Tasil and two other towns from the rebels. Syrian Civil War
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad 22 February 2017 – present
(1 year, 3 months, 4 weeks and 1 day)
War in North-West Pakistan
Sinjar clashes 3 March 2017
(0 days)
Iraqi Civil War
Gulf of Sidra Offensive 3 March 2017 – 14 March 2017
(1 week and 4 days)
Libyan Civil War
Eastern Homs offensive 5 March – 12 May 2017
(2 months and 1 week)
The Syrian Army made a buffer zone around Palmyra by capturing more than 230 square miles of territory around the city. Syrian Civil War
Israel–Syria incident 17 March 2017
(0 days)
Syrian Civil War
1st Hama offensive 21 March – 28 April 2017
(1 month and 1 week)
The Syrian Army recaptured all lost territory as well as one captured in rebels previous offensive. Including the cities of Taybat al-Imam and Halfaya. Syrian Civil War
Battle of Tabqa 22 March – 10 May 2017
(1 month, 2 weeks and 4 days)
Syrian Civil War
Battle of Darzab 9 April – 27 April 2017
(2 weeks and 4 days)
War in Afghanistan
Bohol clashes 11 April 2017 – 15 May 2017
(1 month and 4 days)
Moro conflict
Western Nineveh offensive 25 April 2017 – 27 June 2017
(2 months and 2 days)
Iraqi Civil War
East Ghouta inter-rebel conflict 28 April – 31 May 2017
(1 month and 3 days)
Syrian Civil War
Kunduz Offensive ? May 2017 – present
(1 year, 1 month, 2 weeks and 5 days)
War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan–Pakistan border skirmish 5 May 2017
(0 days)
Afghanistan–Pakistan skirmishes
Raid on Barii 5 May 2017
(0 days)
Yemeni Civil War
Syrian Desert campaign 7 May – 13 July 2017
(2 months and 6 days)
Syrian Civil War
Maskanah Plains offensive 9 May 2017 – 8 June 2017
(4 weeks and 2 days)
Syrian Civil War
Brak El-Shati airbase raid 18 May 2017
(0 days)
Libyan Civil War
Raid on Al Hathla 23 May 2017
(0 days)
Yemeni Civil War
Battle of Marawi 23 May – 23 October 2017
(5 months)
Moro conflict
East Hama offensive 31 May – 18 June 2017
(2 weeks and 4 days)
Syrian Civil War
Battle of Raqqa 6 June – 17 October 2017
(4 months, 1 week and 4 days)
Syrian Civil War
Battle of Tora Bora 6 – 25 June 2017
(2 weeks and 5 days)
War in Afghanistan
3rd Daraa offensive 7 – 23 June 2017
(2 weeks and 2 days)
Syrian Civil War
Battle of Af Urur 8 June 2017
(0 days)
War in Somalia War
Southern Raqqa offensive 13 – 30 June 2017
(2 weeks and 3 days)
Syrian Civil War
Jobar offensive 20 June – 14 August 2017
(1 month, 3 weeks and 4 days)
Syrian Civil War
Quneitra offensive 24 June – 1 July 2017
(1 week)
Syrian Civil War
Central Syria campaign 14 July – 21 October 2017
(3 months and 1 week)
Syrian Civil War
2nd Idlib Governorate clashes 14 – 23 July 2017
(1 week and 2 days)
Syrian Civil War
Qalamoun offensive 21 July 2017 – 28 August 2017
(1 month and 1 week)
Syrian Civil War
Golweyn ambush 30 July 2017
(0 days)
War in Somalia War
Battle of Tal Afar 20 August – 2 September 2017
(1 week and 6 days)
Iraqi Civil War
2nd Deir ez-Zor offensive First phase
8 September 2017 – 5 March 2018
(5 months, 3 weeks and 4 days)
Second phase
1 May 2018 – Present
(1 month, 2 weeks and 5 days)
Syrian Civil War
Eastern Syria campaign 14 September – 17 December 2017
(3 months and 3 days)
Syrian Civil War
Battle of Deir ez-Zor 14 September – 17 November 2017
(2 months and 3 days)
Syrian Civil War
Western Anbar offensive 16 – 21 September 2017
(5 days)
Iraqi Civil War
Euphrates Crossing offensive 18 September – 21 October 2017
(1 month and 3 days)
Syrian Civil War
2nd Hama offensive 19 – 29 September 2017
(1 week and 3 days)
Syrian Civil War
Hawija offensive 20 September – 8 October 2017
(2 weeks and 4 days)
Iraqi Civil War
Tongo Tongo ambush 4 October 2017
(0 days)
Insurgency in the Maghreb
Mayadin offensive 4 – 17 October 2017
(1 week and 6 days)
Syrian Civil War
Abu Kamal offensive 23 October – 6 December 2017
(1 month, 1 week and 6 days)
Syrian Civil War
Turkish military operation in Idlib Governorate 7 October 2017 – present
(8 months, 1 week and 6 days)
Syrian Civil War
Northwestern Syria campaign 9 October 2017 – 13 February 2018
(4 months and 4 days)
Syrian Civil War
Battle of Kirkuk 15 – 20 October 2017
(5 days)
Iraqi-Kurdish conflict
Western Iraq campaign 26 October 2017 – 9 December 2017
(1 month, 1 week and 6 days)
Iraqi Civil War
Battle of Harasta First phase
14 – 25 November 2017
(1 week and 4 days)
Second phase
29 December 2017 – 17 January 2018
(2 weeks and 5 days)
Syrian Civil War
Isani flat siege 21[1] – 22 November 2017[1]
(1 day)
The ISIL leader Akhmed Chatayev died in the siege together with 2 others and 1 soldier.[1] None
Beit Jinn offensive 28 November 2017[2] – 2 January 2018[3]
(1 month and 5 days)
Syrian military captures Tal Bardiyah, rebel forces surrender Beit Jinn and leave to Idlib.[4] Syrian Civil War
Battle of Sana'a 28 November[citation needed] – 4 December 2017[5]
(6 days)
Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed by Houthi forces,[6] and the Houthis gain total control of Sana'a.[5] Yemeni Civil War
Al Hudaydah governorate offensive 6 December 2017[7]Present
(6 months and 2 weeks)
Yemeni Civil War

2018[edit]

Battle Date Description Conflict
1st Southern Damascus offensive 5 January[8] – 20 February 2018[9]
(1 month, 2 weeks and 1 day)
ISIL captures 90% of Yarmouk.[9] Syrian Civil War
Battle of In-Delimane 12 January[10] – 6 March 2018[11]
(1 month, 3 weeks and 1 day)
Over 20 jihadists were killed or captured in an attempt attack.[11] Northern Mali conflict
El Junquito raid 15 January 2018[12]
(0 days)
Pro-Govermnents forces of Venezuela killed six rebels and one woman and lost 3 Pro-Govermnents forces in a raid in the neighborhood El Junquito in the capital.[12] Crisis in Bolivarian Venezuela
Turkish military operation in Afrin First phase
20 January [13] – 24 March 2018[14]
(2 months and 4 days)
Second phase
25 March 2018[15]Present
(2 months, 3 weeks and 5 days)
First phase
Turkish Armed Forces and their allies capture most of the Afrin District[14] (282 towns and villages),[16] including Afrin city.[17]
Syrian Civil War
Battle of Aden 28[18] – 31 January 2018[19]
(3 days)
STC gains control of most of Aden, on the reach of Al-Mashaiq Palace with support of UAE.[19] Yemeni Civil War
Battle of Khasham 7[20] – 8 February 2018[21]
(1 day)
SDF success defended the town.[21] Syrian Civil War
Comprehensive Operation – Sinai 9 February 2018[22]Present
(4 months, 1 week and 4 days)
Sinai insurgency
1st Israel–Syria incident 10 February 2018[23]
(0 days)
Israeli fighter jets attack additional sites, after an Iranian drone was shot down after entering Israeli airspacbringing the total to 12 being hit.[23] Syrian Civil War
Battle of Al Masini valley 17[24] – 18 February 2018[25]
(1 day)
70% of Al Masini valley cleared from AQAP.[25] Yemeni Civil War
Rif Dimashq offensive 18 February[26] – 12 April 2018[27]
(1 month, 3 weeks and 4 days)
Syrian army captures the entirety of the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta pocket.[27] Syrian Civil War
Syrian Liberation Front–Tahrir al-Sham conflict 19 February[28] – 24 April 2018[citation needed]
(2 months and 5 days)
Syrian Civil War
Operation Tigris Shield 10 March 2018[29]Present
(3 months, 1 week and 3 days)
Kurdish–Turkish conflict
2nd Southern Damascus offensive 12[30] – 20 March 2018[31]
(1 week and 1 day)
ISIL takes control of 90% of al-Qadam, SAA controls one neighborhood.[31] Syrian Civil War
Araouane clashes 29 March[32] – 6 April 2018[33]
(1 week and 1 day)
French troops killed at least two militant commanders.[32][33] Northern Mali conflict
Siirt raid 29 March 2018[34] PKK attacked a Turkish military base in Eruh and killed 6 soldiers.[34] Kurdish–Turkish conflict
MINUSMA super camp attack 14 April 2018[35]
(0 days)
MINUSMA and French troops defend the camp.[36] Northern Mali conflict
Northern Homs offensive First phase
15[37] – 20 April 2018[38]
(5 days)
A Ceasefire was declared and all rebels surrender and withdrawal.[38] Syrian Civil War
Eastern Qalamoun offensive 17[39] – 25 April 2018[40]
(1 week and 1 day)
Syrian Army captures the entirety of the rebel-held eastern Qalamoun pocket. And the rebels surrender and evacuate from eastern Qalamoun.[40] Syrian Civil War
3th Southern Damascus offensive 19 April[41] – 21 May 2018[42]
(1 month and 2 days)
The Syrian Army captured the entire rebel-held pocket in south Damascus after reaching an evacuation agreement[43] Syrian Civil War
Deir ez-Zor Governorate clashes 29 April 2018[44]
(0 days)
SDF recaptures all four villages.[45] Syrian Civil War
United Arab Emirates takeover of Socotra 30 April[46] – 14 May 2018[47]
(2 weeks)
Two weeks after the takeover on 14 May, Saudi troops were also deployed to the archipelago and a deal was brokered between the United Arab Emirates and Yemen for a joint military training exercise and the return of administrative control of Socotra's airport and seaport to Yemen.[48] Yemeni Civil War
Battle of Derna 7 May 2018[49]Present
(1 month, 1 week and 6 days)
Khalifa Haftar attempts to recapture Derna from the Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna.[49] Libyan Civil War
2nd Israel–Iran incident 10 May 2018[50]
(0 days)
After Iranian forces reportedly fired around 20 projectiles towards Israeli army positions in the Golan Heights, Israel attacked Iranian bases in Syria.[50] Syrian Civil War
Battle of Farah 14[51] – 16 May 2018[52]
(2 days)
Afghan government victory and recapture of Farah.[52] War in Afghanistan
Deir ez-Zor offensive 22 May[53] – 11 June 2018[54]
(2 weeks and 6 days)
Pro-govermnents forces defend the town Abu Kamal from ISIL.[54] Syrian Civil War
Battle of Tabarde 3[55] – 5 June 2018[56]
(2 days)
GATIA/MSA killed 6 ISIL members one of them is commander and Amat Ag Assalate and lost both 3 soldiers.[56] Northern Mali conflict
As-Suwayda offensive 6 June 2018[57]Present
(2 weeks)
Syrian Civil War
Battle of Al Hudaydah 13 June 2018[58]Present
(1 week)
Yemeni Civil War
Eastern Daraa Clashes 18 June 2018[59]Present
(2 days)
Syrian Civil War

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