List of wars and battles involving al-Qaeda

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The following is a list of conflicts involving the militant group known as al-Qaeda throughout its various incarnations. The group currently controls portions of territory in Pakistan, Syria, Somalia and Yemen and has taken part in many battles and wars.

Wars[edit]

Battles[edit]

Battle Allies Opponents Outcome
Battle of Kabul (1992–96)
(April 30, 1992 – September 27, 1996)
Flag of Jihad.svg Al-Qaeda
Afghanistan Taliban
Afghanistan Islamic State of Afghanistan

Hezb-i Islami

Partial Victory
Battle of Mogadishu (1993)
(3–4 October 1993)
Flag of Jihad.svg Al-Qaeda
(Only strategist help by supreme strategist of Al-Qaeda Saif al-Adel)
Somali National Alliance (SNA)
UNOSOM II Defeat
Battles of Mazar-i-Sharif (1997–98)
(25 May 25, 1997 – 14 August 1998)
Flag of Jihad.svg Al-Qaeda
Afghanistan Taliban
Afghanistan Junbishi Forces
Forces loyal to Ismail Khan[citation needed]
Victory
Siege of Kunduz
(11 November 2001 – 23 November 2001)
Taliban
Al-Qaeda
IMU
Northern Alliance
 United States
Defeat
Battle of Kandahar (2001)
(7 October 2001)
Taliban
Al-Qaeda
Gul Sharzai-led militia
Eastern Alliance
 United States
 Australia
Partial Defeat
Fall of Kandahar
(22 November – 7 December 2001)
Taliban
Al-Qaeda
Gul Sharzai-led militia
Eastern Alliance
 United States
 Australia
Defeat
Battle of Qala-i-Jangi
(25 November 2001 – 1 December 2001)
Taliban
Al-Qaeda
IMU
Northern Alliance
 United States
 United Kingdom
Defeat
Battle of Tora Bora
(December 6, 2001 – December 17, 2001)
Taliban
Al-Qaeda
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Germany
Northern Alliance
Partial Defeat
Operation Anaconda
(March 1–18, 2002)
Afghanistan Taliban insurgents
Flag of Jihad.svg Al-Qaeda
Flag of Jihad.svg Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
Coalition:
 United States
 Australia
Afghanistan Afghan Army
 United Kingdom
 Canada
 Germany
 France
 Norway
 Denmark
 Turkey
 New Zealand
Defeat
Battle of Takur Ghar
(4–5 March 2002)
Taliban
Al-Qaeda
 United States
 Australia
 Afghanistan
 United Kingdom
Defeat
Operation Harpoon (2002)
(March 13–19, 2002)
Taliban
Al-Qaeda
 United States
 Canada
Defeat
Operation Jacana
(April, 2002–July, 2002)
Taliban
Al-Qaeda
 United Kingdom,
 United States,
 Australia,
 Norway
Defeat
Battle of Wana
(March 16–23, 2004)
al-Qaeda
Flag of Jihad.svg Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
Pakistan State of Pakistan Defeat
First Battle of Fallujah
(4 April – 1 May 2004)
al-Qaeda

Ba'athists
Other Sunni insurgents

 United States
 Poland (GROM)
Blackwater
Victory
2004 Iraq KBR convoy ambush
(April 9, 2004)
al-Qaeda

Badr Organization
Mahdi Army

 United States Victory
Houthi insurgency in Yemen
(18 June 2004 – 6 February 2015)
al-Qaeda Houthis
 Yemen
Victory
Battle of Samarra (2004)
(October 1–3, 2004)
al-Qaeda  United States
Flag of Iraq 2004-2008.svg Iraq
Defeat
Second Battle of Fallujah
(7 November – 23 December 2004)
al-Qaeda

IAILogo.png Islamic Army of Iraq
Ansar al-Sunna
1920 Revolution Brigade
Army of Mohammed
Army of the Mujahedeen
Secret Islamic Army of Iraq
Other insurgents

 United States
 Republic of Iraq
 United Kingdom
Defeat
Battle of Mosul (2004)
(November 8–16, 2004)
al-Qaeda


Ansar ul-Islam

 United States
 Republic of Iraq
Defeat
Battle of Abu Ghraib
(2 April 2005)
al-Qaeda  United States Defeat
Battle of Al Qaim
(8 May 2005 – 19 May 2005)
al-Qaeda  United States Defeat
Operation Sayeed
(July 2005–22 December 2005)
al-Qaeda

Flag of the Ba'ath Party.svg Ba'ath Party Loyalists

 United States
 Republic of Iraq
Defeat
Operation Steel Curtain
(5–22 November 2005)
al-Qaeda  United States
 Republic of Iraq
Defeat
Operation Swarmer
(16 March 2006 – 22 March 2006)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi insurgents

 United States
 Republic of Iraq
Indecisive
Operation Scorpion
(24 March 2006 – 25 March 2006)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi insurgents

 United States
 Republic of Iraq
Indecisive
Operation Larchwood 4
(16 April 2006)
al-Qaeda  United Kingdom
United States United States
Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq
Defeat
Operation Mountain Thrust
(15 May 2006 – 31 July 2006)
Flag of Jihad.svg Al-Qaeda
Afghanistan Taliban
United States United States
Canada Canada
Afghanistan Afghan National Army
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Australia Australia
Romania Romania
Netherlands Netherlands
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Partial Defeat
Operation Together Forward
(14 June 2006 – 24 October 2006)
al-Qaeda

al-Mahdi Army

 United States
 Republic of Iraq
Victory
Battle of Ramadi (2006)
(17 June 206 – 15 November 2006)
al-Qaeda  United States
 Republic of Iraq
Indecisive
Islamic Army–al-Qaeda conflict
(Summer 2006 – 6 June 2007)
al-Qaeda Islamic Army of Iraq
1920 Revolution Brigade
Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna
Hamas of Iraq
Indecisive
Operation Mountain Fury
(16 September 2006 – 15 January 2007)
al-Qaeda
Afghanistan Taliban
Afghanistan Afghan National Army
 Canada
 United States
 United Kingdom
 Netherlands
 Italy
 Estonia
Defeat
2006 Ramadan Offensive
(23 September 2006 – 22 October 2006)
al-Qaeda  United States Victory
Battle of Turki
(15 November 2006 - 16 November 2006)
al-Qaeda  United States Defeat
Diyala campaign
(25 December 2006 – 1 October 2007)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi Insurgents

 United States
Flag of Iraq 2004-2008.svg New Iraqi Army
Kurdistan Region Peshmerga
Defeat
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara
(14 years, 4 months, 2 weeks and 2 days)
al-Qaeda  Morocco
MauritaniaMauritania
Tunisia Tunisia
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso
 Chad
 Mali
 Niger
Nigeria Nigeria
United States United States
Canada Canada
Ongoing
Operation Murfreesboro
(18 February 2007 – 2 March 2007)
al-Qaeda  United States
Flag of Iraq 2004-2008.svg Iraq
Defeat
Operation Shurta Nasir
(15 February 2007)
al-Qaeda {{flag|United States}
Flag of Iraq 2004-2008.svg New Iraqi Army
Defeat
Battle of Ras Kamboni
(5 January 2007 – 12 January 2007)
Islamic Courts Union
Pro-Islamist militias
Foreign fighters
al-Qaeda
Somalia Transitional Federal Government (TFG)
 Ethiopia
 United States
Defeat
Battle of Baqubah
(10 March – 19 August 2007)
al-Qaeda  United States
Flag of Iraq 2004-2008.svg New Iraqi Army
Defeat
Operation Alljah
(16 June 2007 – 14 August 2007)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi Insurgents

 United States
Flag of Iraq 2004-2008.svg New Iraqi Army
Defeat
Operation Phantom Thunder
(16 June 2007 – 14 August 2007)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi Insurgents

United States
Iraqi Army
Revolution Brigade

Peshmerga

Defeat
Operation Commando Eagle
(21 June 2007 – 14 August 2007)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi Insurgents

 United States
Flag of Iraq 2004-2008.svg New Iraqi Army
Defeat
Operation Bull Run
(24 June 2007 – 26 June 2007)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi Insurgents

 United States
Flag of Iraq 2004-2008.svg New Iraqi Army
Defeat
Battle of Donkey Island
(30 June 2007 – 1 July 2007)
al-Qaeda  United States Defeat
Operation Phantom Strike
(15 August 2007 – January 2008)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi Insurgents

 United States Defeat
Operation Phantom Phoenix
(8 January 2008, – 28 July 2008)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi Insurgents

 United States
Iraq Iraq
Georgia (country) Georgia
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Partial Defeat
Ninawa campaign
(23 January 2008 – 28 July 2008)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi Insurgents

 United States
Iraq Iraq
Indecisive
2008 al-Qaeda offensive in Iraq
(15 April 2008 - 19 May 2008)
al-Qaeda  United States
Iraq Iraq
Indecisive
Operation Sirat-e-Mustaqeem
(28 June 2008 - 9 July 2008)
Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi


Al Qaeda
Lashkar-e-Islam

Pakistan State of Pakistan Defeat
Battle of Mogadishu (2009)
(7 May 2009 – 1 October 2009)
Al-Shabaab

Hizbul Islam
Foreign Mujahideen
Al-Qaeda

 Somalia:

Somalia ARS-D-TFG coalition
AMISOM

Partial victory
Operation Augurs of Prosperity
(29 July 2008 – 11 August 2008)
al-Qaeda

Other Iraqi Insurgents

 United States
Iraq Iraq
Defeat
Battle of Wanat
(July 13, 2008)
al-Qaeda
Afghanistan Taliban
 United States
State of Pakistan
Defeat
Operation Rah-e-Nijat
(19 June 2009 – 12 December 2009)
Afghanistan Tehrik-i-Taliban
Flag of Jihad.svg Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
Flag of Jihad.svg Jama'at al-Jihad al-Islami (IMU splinter faction)
Al Qaeda
Flag of Jihad.svg Foreign Mujahideen
State of Pakistan Defeat
Battle of Bajaur
(7 August 2008 – 28 February 2009)
al-Qaeda
TTP
Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi
State of Pakistan Defeat
Counterinsurgency in Northern Afghanistan
(April 2009 – December 2014)
al-Qaeda
Afghanistan Taliban
 United States

Germany Germany
Afghanistan Afghanistan
Belgium Belgium
Sweden Sweden
Defeat
Second Battle of Swat
(16 May 2009 – 15 July 2009)
al-Qaeda
TTP
Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi
Lashkar-e-Islam
State of Pakistan Defeat
Operation Blow to the Head
(13 January 2010 – 12 February 2010)
al-Qaeda  Yemen
Houthis
Indecisive
Operation Moshtarak
(13 February 2010 – 7 December 2010)
al-Qaeda
Afghanistan Taliban
 United States
 United Kingdom
 France
 CanadaAfghanistan Afghanistan
Defeat
Battle of Mogadishu (2010–11)
(23 August 2010 – 6 August 2011)
Harakat al-Shabaab Mujahideen

Hizbul Islam*
Flag of Jihad.svg Foreign mujahideen
al-Qaeda

 Republic of Somalia:
Somalia ARS-D-TFG coalition
AMISOM
Flag of Ahlu Sunnah Waljamaca.png Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a[2]
limited involvement


 United States[citation needed]
 European Union[citation needed]

Defeat
Battle of Gedo al-Qaeda Somalia Federal Government of Somalia

Flag of Ahlu Sunnah Waljamaca.png Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a
 Ethiopia
Kenya Kenya Defence Forces

Ongoing
Operation Neptune Spear
(2 May 2011)
al-Qaeda  United States Defeat
Siege of Homs
(6 May 2011 – 9 May 2014)
al-Qaeda Syria
Hezbollah[3]
SSNP[4]
Defeat
PNS Mehran attack
(22 May 2011 – 23 May 2011)
Afghanistan TTP
Flag of Jihad.svg Al-Qaeda
 Pakistan Defeat
Battle of Zinjibar
(27 May 2011 – 10 September 2011)
al-Qaeda  Yemen Victory
Idlib Governorate clashes (September 2011–March 2012)
(8 September 2011 – 27 March 2012)
al-Qaeda Syria Partial victory
Siege of Dammaj
(15 October 2011 – 22 December 2011)
al-Qaeda Houthis Defeat
Battle of Aguelhok
(17 January 2012 – 25 January 2012)
al-Qaeda National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad
 Mali
Victory
Battle of Tessalit
(18 January 2012 – 11 March 2012)
al-Qaeda  Azawad Victory
Battle of Dofas
(4 March 2012 – 5 March 2012)
al-Qaeda  Yemen Victory
Battle of Yurkud (2012)
(10 March 2012)
al-Qaeda  Ethiopia Defeat
2012 Abyan offensive
(12 May 2012 – 15 June 2012)
al-Qaeda  Yemen Defeat
Battles of Gao and Timbuktu
(26 June 2012 – 27 June 2012)
al-Qaeda Azawad Azawad Victory
Siege of Nubl and Al-Zahraa
(19 July 2012 – 3 February 2016)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah

Defeat
Lebanese–Syrian border clashes
(9 years and 3 weeks)
al-Qaeda Hezbollah
 Lebanon
Ongoing
Rojava conflict
(8 years, 11 months and 3 days)
al-Qaeda Rojava[8] Ongoing
Siege of Menagh Air Base
(2 August 2012 – 6 August 2013)
al-Qaeda Flag of Syria.svg Syria Victory
Siege of Abu al-Duhur Airbase
(23 September 2012 – 9 September 2015)
al-Qaeda

Syria Free Syrian Army
(until late 2014)

Syria Syria Victory
Battle of Kismayo (2012)
(28 September 2012 – 1 October 2012)
al-Qaeda AMISOM

Raskamboni movement

Defeat
Battle of Maarrat al-Nu'man
(8 October 2012 – 13 October 2012)
al-Qaeda


Syria Free Syrian Army

Syria Syria Victory
Battle of Ras al-Ayn
(8 November 2012 – 17 July 2013)
al-Qaeda


Syria Free Syrian Army
Ghuraba al-Sham

Syria Syria
Rojava
Defeat
Battle of Menaka
(16 November 2012 – 20 November 2012)
al-Qaeda  Azawad
  • MNLA
  • Tuareg volunteers
Victory
Battle of Darayya (November 2012–March 2013)
(15 November 2012 – 14 February 2013)
al-Qaeda

Ahrar al-Sham
Syria Free Syrian Army

Syria Syria Victory
Battle of Konna
(10–18 January 2013)
al-Qaeda  Mali
 France
Defeat
Bulo Marer hostage rescue attempt
(11 January 2013)
al-Qaeda  France Victory
Battle of Diabaly
(14–21 January 2013)
al-Qaeda  Mali
 France
Partial Defeat
Battle of Safira
(6 February 2013 – 19 February 2013)
al-Qaeda Syria Syria Victory
Battle of Safira
(6 February 2013 – 19 February 2013)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian government

PFLP – GC
Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas

Partial Victory
Battle of Ifoghas
(22 February 2013)
al-Qaeda  Chad
 France
Defeat
Battle of Shadadeh
(12–14 February 2013)
al-Qaeda Syria Syria Victory
Akashat ambush
(4 March 2013)
al-Qaeda Syria Syria
Flag of Iraq 2004-2008.svg Iraq
Victory
2013 Daraa offensive
(3 March – 10 April 2013)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic Partial Victory
Battle of Raqqa
(3 March 2013 – 6 March 2013)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic Victory
Battle of Tigharghar
(12 March 2013)
al-Qaeda  Chad Defeat
Second Battle of Timbuktu
(20 March 2013 - 1 April 2013)
al-Qaeda  Mali
 France
Defeat
Battle of Radda
(29 March 2013 - 27 April 2013)
al-Qaeda  Yemen Indecisive
Al-Qusayr offensive (2013)
(4 April 2013 – 8 June 2013)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah
Supported by:

Defeat
2013 Hawija clashes
(23 April 2013 – 26 April 2013)
al-Qaeda Iraq Iraqi Government

Kurdistan Region Peshmerga
Sahwa militia

Victory
Battle of al-Qusayr (2013)
(19 May 2013 – 5 June 2013)
al-Qaeda SyriaSyrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah
Far-right volunteers (Black Lily)
Supported by:

Defeat
Operation al-Shabah
(20 May 2013 – 14 July 2013)
al-Qaeda Iraq Iraqi Government Indecisive
2013 Sidon clash
(23–25 June 2013)
al-Qaeda Lebanese Army
Hezbollah
Defeat
Syrian Kurdish–Islamist conflict (2013–present)
(7 years, 11 months and 6 days)
al-Qaeda

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Rojava[19]

Syria Free Syrian Army (since September 2014)[6]
Kurdistan Workers' Party[21]
Kurdistan Region Iraqi Kurdistan[22]
Syriac Union Party

Arab tribesmen

Ongoing
2013 Latakia offensive
(4–19 August 2013)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic
Syrian Resistance
Defeat
Battle of Ma'loula
(4 September 2013 – 15 September 2013)
al-Qaeda

Ahrar al-Sham
Qalamoun Liberation front

Syrian Arab Republic:

Hezbollah

Defeat
Rif Dimashq offensive (September–November 2013)
(10 September 2013 – 28 November 2013)
al-Qaeda

Ahrar al-Sham
Syrian Islamic Liberation Front
Logo of the Syrian Islamic Front.svg Syrian Islamic Front

Syrian Arab Republic:

Hezbollah[27]
Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas[28]
Arab Nationalist Guard[29]

Defeat
Aleppo offensive (October–December 2013)
(1 October 2013 – 1 December 2013)
al-Qaeda

Ahrar al-Sham
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki

Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah

Defeat
Battle of Sadad
(21 October 2013 – 28 October 2013)
al-Qaeda Syrian Arab Republic: Defeat
Battle of Qalamoun (2013)
(15 November 2013 – 26 April 2014)
al-Qaeda


Syria Free Syrian Army
Islamic Front
Green Battalion

Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah
Arab Nationalist Guard
Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas(Iraqi militia)

Defeat
Battle of Murak
(1 February – 23 October 2014)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic Defeat
Daraa offensive (February–May 2014)
(3 February 2014 – 27 May 2014)
al-Qaeda

Islamic Front
Ahrar al-Sham

Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah
Arab Nationalist Guard

Indecisive
Al-Otaiba ambush
(26 February 2014)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic
Hezbollah
Defeat
2014 Idlib offensive
(5 March 2014 – 25 May 2014)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic
Syrian Resistance
Victory
Battle of Hosn
(20 March 2014)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic
Hezbollah
Defeat
2014 Latakia offensive
(21 March 2014 – 15 June 2014)
al-Qaeda

Islamic Front

Supported by:

Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Syrian Resistance
Ba'ath Brigades[42]
Hezbollah[35]

Defeat
Battle of Markada
(21–31 March 2014)
al-Qaeda  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Defeat
Battle of Al-Malihah
(4 April 2014 – 14 December 2014)
al-Qaeda Syrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah

Defeat
Second siege of Wadi Deif
(4 April 2014 – 14 December 2014)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic Victory
Battle of Dayet in Maharat
(16 2014 –17 April 2014)
al-Qaeda  France Defeat
Operation Zarb-e-Azb
(15 June 2014 – 3 April 2016)
al-Qaeda
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
Turkistan Islamic Party
Haqqani network
Pakistan Islamic Republic of Pakistan
 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[44]
Defeat
Operation Inherent Resolve
(7 years and 1 week)
al-Qaeda


Ahrar al-Sham


 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
 United States of America Ongoing
2014 Hama offensive
(26 July 2014 – 19 September 2014)
al-Qaeda Syria Defeat
2014 Israel–Gaza conflict
(8 July 2014 – 26 August 2014)
al-Qaeda

Gazan militant groups

Armament support:
 Iran

 Israel Indecisive
Battle of Arsal (2014)
(2 August 2014 – 7 August 2014)
al-Qaeda Syria


Lebanon Lebanon

Defeat
Operation Indian Ocean
(16 August 2014 – 2015)
al-Qaeda Somalia Federal Government of Somalia

AMISOM
 United States
Supported by:
EUTM Somalia

Defeat
2014 Quneitra offensive
(27 August 2014 – 23 September 2014)
al-Qaeda

United Nations UNDOF

Syria Victory
American-led intervention in Syria
(6 years and 9 months)
al-Qaeda


Ahrar al-Sham
 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

 United States of America Ongoing
Al-Nusra Front–SRF/Hazzm Movement conflict
(26 October 2014 – 1 March 2015)
al-Qaeda Syria-flag 1932-58 1961-63.svg Free Syrian Army Victory
2014 Idlib city raid
(27 October 2014)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic
National Defense Force
Defeat
Battle of Al-Shaykh Maskin
(1 November 2014 – 15 December 2014)
al-Qaeda Syrian Armed Forces

Hezbollah
Iraqi Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada[52][53]
Supported by:

Victory
2014 hostage rescue operations in Yemen
( 26 November 2014 and 6 December 2014)
al-Qaeda Yemen
 United States
Indecisive
Daraa offensive (January 2015)
(24 January 2015 – 31 January 2015)
al-Qaeda Syrian Armed Forces

Hezbollah
Iraqi Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada
Supported by:

Victory
Battle of Bosra (2015)
(21 March 2015 – 24 March 2015)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah[55]
Iranian IRGC[55]
Imam al-Hussein Brigade[56]

Victory
Second Battle of Idlib
(24 March 2015 – 28 March 2015)
al-Qaeda Syria Syria
Hezbollah
Victory
2015 Idlib offensive
(24 March 2015 – 5 April 2015)
al-Qaeda Syria Syria
Hezbollah
Partial Victory
Siege of Al-Fu'ah-Kafriya (2015)
(6 years, 2 months and 4 weeks)
al-Qaeda Syria Syria
Hezbollah
Ongoing
Abyan campaign (March–August 2015)
(26 March 2015 – 11 August 2015)
al-Qaeda

Yemen Yemen Army

Houthi fighters Partial Defeat
Shabwah campaign (March–August 2015)
(29 March 2015 – 15 April 2015)
al-Qaeda Houthi fighters

Yemen Yemen Army

Defeat
Battle of Nasib Border Crossing
(1 April 2015)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Arab Republic Victory
Battle of Yarmouk Camp (2015)
(1 April 2015 – 20 April 2015)
al-Qaeda Syria Syrian Armed Forces
Emblem of the Palestine Liberation Army.svg Palestine Liberation Army
PFLP-GC Flag.svg PFLP-GC
Fatah al-Intifada[57]
Partial Victory
Battle of Mukalla
(2 April 2015 – 16 April 2015)
al-Qaeda
Hadhramaut Tribal Alliance
Yemen Yemen Army Victory
Battle of Taiz (2015-2016)
(15 April 2015 – 17 April 2016)
al-Qaeda

Yemen Hadi government

Foreign intervention

Yemen Houthi government Stalemate
Battle of Leego (2015)
(26 June 2015)
al-Qaeda AMISOM
  • Burundian Contingents
Strategical Victory
Aleppo offensive (July 2015)
(2–7 July 2015)
al-Qaeda

Fatah Halab[58]

Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah

Partial Victory
Battle of Zabadani (2015)
(3 July – 24 September 2015)
al-Qaeda

Islamic Front

Syria Free Syrian Army

  • Al-Zabadani Hawks Brigade
Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Emblem of the Palestine Liberation Army.svg Palestine Liberation Army
Hezbollah
 Islamic Republic of Iran

Ceasefire
Al-Ghab offensive (July–August 2015)
(28 July – 28 August 2015)
al-Qaeda

Army of Conquest

SRCC

Jabhat Ansar al-Din[64][65][66]
Katibat Tawhid wa Jihad (Uzbeks)[67][68][69] Supported by:
 Republic of Turkey
 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
 Qatar

Syria Syrian Arab Republic

Hezbollah
Syrian Social Nationalist Party
Syrian Resistance[70]
Liwa Fatemiyoun
 Islamic Republic of Iran

Victory
Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War
(30 September 2015 – present
(5 years, 8 months, 3 weeks and 2 days))
al-Qaeda

Army of Conquest:[71]

Supported by:
 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia[74][75]
 Republic of Turkey[76][77]
 Qatar[75]
Free Syrian Army[78]

Levant Front[79]
Islamic Front
Supported by:
 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia[74][82]
 Republic of Turkey[83]
 United States of America[84][85][86][a]


 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Aerial combat

 Russian Federation
 Syrian Arab Republic


Ground forces
Russia OSM (Russian security contractors)[87]
 Syrian Arab Republic
 Islamic Republic of Iran
Supported by:
 Iraq[88]
Syrian Democratic Forces[89][90][91][92] Supported by:

Ongoing
Northwestern Syria offensive (October–November 2015)
(7 October – 10 November 2015)
al-Qaeda

SRCC

Free Syrian Army[62][63]

Islamic Front[63]

Jabhat Ansar al-Din
Supported by:
 Republic of Turkey
 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
 Qatar

Syrian Arab Republic

Syrian Social Nationalist Party[93]
Syrian Resistance[70]
Liwa Fatemiyoun
Hezbollah[94]
 Islamic Republic of Iran


Air strikes:
 Russian Federation

Indecisive
Aleppo offensive (October–December 2015)
(16 October – 21 December 2015)
al-Qaeda

SRCC

Sultan Murad Brigade
Alwiya al-Furqan


Support
 Republic of Turkey
 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
 Qatar
 United States of America


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Syrian Arab Republic

 Islamic Republic of Iran

Hezbollah
Liwa Al-Quds[103]


Air strikes:
 Russian Federation

Defeat
2015 Latakia offensive
(15 October 2015 – 12 March 2016)
al-Qaeda

Syria Free Syrian Army

Islamic Front


Support
 Republic of Turkey
(border shelling)
 United States of America
(Armament for FSA)

Syrian Arab Republic

Syrian Social Nationalist Party
Hezbollah


Air strikes:
 Russian Federation

Defeat
2015 Hama offensive
(28 November – 15 December 2015)
al-Qaeda

Army of Conquest

Free Syrian Army

  • Liwaa Suqour Al-Ghaab
Syrian Arab Republic

Air strikes:
 Russian Federation

Defeat
Fall of Zinjibar and Jaar
(2–3 December 2015)
al-Qaeda Yemen Hadi government Victory
Southern Abyan Offensive (2016)
(20 February 2016)
al-Qaeda Yemen Hadi government Victory

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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