List of wars involving Eritrea

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This is a list of wars that Eritrea has been involved in.

Conflict Combatant 1 Combatant 2 Result President
of Eritrea
Eritrean
losses
Eritrean War of Independence
(1961–1991)
ELF
EPLF
 Ethiopia
 Cuba
 Soviet Union
 South Yemen
Victory
None[1]
150,000[2]
First Eritrean Civil War
(1972–1974)
ELF EPLF EPLF victory
  • ELF fails to suppress rivals
?
Second Eritrean Civil War
(1980–1981)
ELF EPLF EPLF victory
  • ELF decisively defeated
?
Hanish Islands Crisis
(1995)
 Eritrea  Yemen Victory
Isaias Afwerki
12[3]
Eritrean–Ethiopian War
(1998–2000)
 Eritrea  Ethiopia Defeat
20,000[4] to
150,000[5]
Djiboutian–Eritrean War
(2008)
 Eritrea  Djibouti Indecisive
  • Fighting subsided after three days
100[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Isaias Afwerki led the EPLF from 1978, later to assume the position of presidency in 1993.
  2. ^ Cousin, Tracey L. "Eritrean and Ethiopian Civil War". ICE Case Studies. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  3. ^ Pike, John (29 August 2012), Hanish Island Conflict, globalsecurity.org: 
  4. ^ Banks, Arthur; Muller, Thomas; and Overstreet, William, ed. Political Handbook of the World 2005–6 (A Division of Congressional Quarterly, Inc.: Washington, D.C., 2005), p.366. 156802952-7
  5. ^ Jimma times staff (11 June 2007). "Former U.S. Ambassador: Eritrea and Ethiopia Unlikely To Resume War". Jumma Times. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Djibouti president accuses Eritrea over border fight". Reuters. June 14, 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 

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