List of wars 2003–10

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War is a state of opened and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations.[1] For other conflicts, see rebellions, coups and separate battles.

This is a list of wars launched from 2003 to 2010. Other wars can be found in the historical lists of wars and the list of wars extended by diplomatic irregularity.

Start Finish Name of Conflict Belligerents
Victorious party (if applicable) Defeated party (if applicable)
2003 Ongoing War in Darfur
2003 2011 Iraq War  United States
 United Kingdom
Iraq INC
Iraq New Iraqi Army
 South Korea
Iraq Iraq
Ba'ath Loyalists
Naqshbandi Army
Islamic State of Iraq
Mahdi Army
Special Groups
Badr Brigades
2003 Ongoing Balochistan conflict
2004 Ongoing War in North-West Pakistan
2004 2007 Central African Republic Bush War  Central African Republic
United Nations MINURCAT
UFDR rebels
APRD rebels
CPJP rebels
FDPC rebels
MLCJ rebels
2004 Ongoing Conflict in the Niger Delta
2004 2015 Houthi insurgency in Yemen Houthis  Yemen
 Saudi Arabia
2004 Ongoing Kivu conflict
2005 2010 Chadian Civil War (2005–10)  Chad FUC
2005 2008 Mount Elgon insurgency  Kenya Sabaot Land Defence Force
2006 2011 Fatah–Hamas conflict (Brothers War) Hamas[citation needed][disputed ] Palestinian National Authority Fatah
2006 2006 2006 Lebanon War  Israel
2006 Ongoing Mexican Drug War
2006 2009 War in Somalia (2006–09)
Part of the Somali Civil War
Invasion phase:

Somalia Transitional Federal Government
Somalia Galmudug
Somalia pro-Ethiopian warlords
 United States
 United Kingdom

Insurgency phase:
Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia
Ras Kamboni Brigades
Jabhatul Islamiya
Muaskar Anole
 Eritrea (alleged)

Invasion phase:

Islamic Courts Union
Insurgency phase:
Somalia Transitional Federal Government
Somalia pro-Ethiopian warlords

2007 Ongoing Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara
2007 2009 Tuareg rebellion (2007–09)  Niger
Niger Movement for Justice

23 May ADC Group

2007 Ongoing War in Ingushetia
2008 2008 2008 invasion of Anjouan  Comoros

African Union:


2008 2012 Cambodian–Thai border dispute
2008 2008 Djiboutian–Eritrean border conflict  Djibouti  Eritrea
2008 2008 Russo-Georgian war  Russia
 South Ossetia
2008 2009 Gaza War  Israel[3][4][5] Hamas
2009 Ongoing Sudanese nomadic conflicts
2009 Ongoing Insurgency in the North Caucasus  Russia  Caucasus Emirate
2009 Ongoing Boko Haram insurgency
2009 2009 2009 Boko Haram uprising
Boko Haram insurgency
 Nigeria Boko Haram
2009 Ongoing South Yemen insurgency
2009 Ongoing War in Somalia (2009–present)
Part of the Somali civil War
2010 2010 2010 South Kyrgyzstan ethnic clashes  Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzistani Kyrgyz gangs

Kyrgyzstani Uzbeks

2010 2010 2010 Kingston unrest  Jamaica Shower Posse drug cartel
2010 2012 Tajikistan insurgency
2010 2011 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis

Second Ivorian Civil War

Ivory Coast New Forces
Ivory Coast RDR
United Nations UNOCI
Ivory Coast Military of Côte d'Ivoire
Liberian mercenaries
Young Patriots of Abidjan
Ivorian Popular Front

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "War - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary". Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  2. ^ AFP (2008-03-25). "African forces invade rebel Comoros island". ReliefWeb. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  3. ^ Eshel, David (2009-05-11). "New Tactics Yield Solid Victory in Gaza". Aviation Week. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  4. ^ Spyer, Jonathan. "Hamas seeks new doctrine after Gaza War failures". Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  5. ^ Ethan Bonner, Hamas Shifts From Rockets to Culture War New York Times, 24 July 2009

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