Significant Ongoing Armed Conflicts, 2007

Main warring parties Year
began1
Middle East  
U.S. and UK vs. Iraq 2003
Israel vs. Palestinians 1948
Asia  
Afghanistan: U.S., UK, and Coalition Forces vs. al-Qaeda and Taliban 2001
India vs. Kashmiri separatist groups/Pakistan 1948
India vs. Assam insurgents (various) 1979
Indonesia vs. Papua (Irian Jaya) separatists 1969
Philippines vs. Mindanaoan separatists
(MILF/ASG)
1971
Sri Lanka vs. Tamil Eelan2 1978
Africa  
Algeria vs. Armed Islamic Group (GIA) 1991
Côte d'Ivoire vs. rebels 2002
Democratic Republic of Congo and allies vs. Rwanda, Uganda, and indigenous rebels 1997
Somalia vs. rival clans and Islamist groups 1991
Sudan vs. Darfur rebel groups 2003
Uganda vs. Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) 1986
Europe  
Russia vs. Chechen separatists 1994
Latin America  
Colombia vs. National Liberation Army (ELN) 1978
Colombia vs. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) 1978
Colombia vs. Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) 1990
NOTE: As of Dec. 2007.
1. Where multiple parties and long-standing but sporadic conflict are concerned, date of first combat deaths is given.
2. 2002 cease-fire collapsed in 2006.
Sources: Project Ploughshares, www.ploughshares.ca , and news sources.

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