List of wars involving Jordan

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

Emirate of Transjordan (1921–1946)[edit]

Conflict Jordan
and allies
Opponents Result Monarch Jordanian
losses
Kura Rebellion
(1921, 1923)
Jordan Transjordan
 United Kingdom
Sheikh Kulaib's militia Victory
  • Rebellions defeated.
Abdullah I
+15
Adwan Rebellion
(1923)
Jordan Transjordan
 United Kingdom
Sultan al-Adwan's forces Victory
  • Sultan al-Adwan's defeat and exile.
~100
Ikhwan raids on Transjordan
(1922, 1924)
Jordan Transjordan
 United Kingdom
Flag of Ikhwan.svg Ikhwan Victory
  • Raids repelled.
~200
Anglo-Iraqi War
(1941)
 United Kingdom
Iraq 'Abd al-Ilah loyalists
Jordan Transjordan
 Australia
 New Zealand
Kingdom of Iraq Iraq
 Germany
 Italy
Victory
  • Re-installation of Hashemite dynasty in Iraq.
Unknown
Syria–Lebanon Campaign
(1941)
 United Kingdom
Jordan Transjordan
 Australia
 Free France
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
 Vichy France Victory
  • Syria and Lebanon goes under the control of the Free French forces.
Unknown

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (1946–present)[edit]

Conflict Jordan
and allies
Opponents Result Monarch Jordanian
losses
First Arab-Israeli War
(1948–1949)
Egypt Egypt
 Iraq
Jordan Transjordan
Syria Syria
 Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
 Yemen
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg Holy War Army
Arab League ALA
 Israel Partial victory[1] (overall Arab defeat)
Abdullah I
~1,000 dead
Six-Day War
(1967)
 Egypt
 Syria
 Jordan
Iraq Iraq
 Israel Defeat
Hussein
~700
War of Attrition
(1967–1970)
 Jordan
Palestine Liberation Organization PLO
 Israel Both sides claim victory
  • Karameh camp destroyed, Israeli raid repelled
40-84 dead
Black September
(1970–1971)
 Jordan Palestine Liberation Organization PLO
 Syria
Victory
  • PLO driven out to Lebanon, Syrian raid repelled
537 dead
October War
(1973)
 Egypt
 Syria
Iraq Iraq
 Jordan
 Algeria
Morocco Morocco
 Saudi Arabia
 Cuba
 Israel Defeat[2] (limited involvement)
23 dead
Sa'dah War
(2009–2010)
 Yemen
 Saudi Arabia
 Jordan
 Morocco
Houthis Logo.png Houthis Stalemate[3]
  • Houthis consolidate control over Sa'dah
Abdullah II
None
Libyan Civil War
(2011)
Libya NTC
 NATO

 Jordan
 Qatar
 Sweden
 UAE

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Libya Victory
None
Intervention against ISIS
(2014–)
 Iraq
 Iraqi Kurdistan
Syria Free Syrian Army
Flag of Syrian Kurdistan.svg Syrian Kurdistan
Flag of the United States (Pantone).svg United States
 United Kingdom
 Jordan
 Turkey
 Morocco
 Australia
 Belgium
 Canada
 Denmark
 France
 Bahrain
 Qatar
 Saudi Arabia
 UAE
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State
al-Qaeda
Ongoing
  • Unilateral US-Arab intervention against Syrian Islamists
1 dead
Intervention in Yemen
(2015–)
Yemen Hadi government
People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Southern Movement
 Saudi Arabia
 UAE
 Bahrain
 Kuwait
 Qatar
 Jordan
 Morocco
 Sudan
 Egypt
 Senegal
Yemen Houthi government Ongoing
  • Houthis dissolve Yemeni government
  • Houthis take control of northern Yemen
None

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anita Shapira, L'imaginaire d'Israël : histoire d'une culture politique (2005), Latroun : la mémoire de la bataille, Chap. III. 1 l'événement p. 91–96
  2. ^ References:
    • Herzog, The War of Atonement, Little, Brown and Company, 1975. Forward
    • Insight Team of the London Sunday Times, Yom Kippur War, Double Day and Company, Inc, 1974, page 450
    • Luttwak and Horowitz, The Israeli Army. Cambridge, MA, Abt Books, 1983
    • Rabinovich, The Yom Kippur War, Schocken Books, 2004. Page 498
    • Revisiting The Yom Kippur War, P.R. Kumaraswamy, pages 1–2 ISBN 0-313-31302-4&lr=#v=onepage&q=&f=false Revisiting The Yom Kippur War
    • Johnson and Tierney, Failing To Win, Perception of Victory and Defeat in International Politics. Page 177
    • Charles Liebman, The Myth of Defeat: The Memory of the Yom Kippur war in Israeli Society[permanent dead link] Middle Eastern Studies, Vol 29, No. 3, July 1993. Published by Frank Cass, London. Page 411.
  3. ^ Zimmerman, Katherine J. Yemen's Pivotal Moment. Critical Threats Project of the American Enterprise Institute, 2014.