What Countries Are Currently At War? A Complete List

Israel, Palestine, Ukraine and Iraq monopolize a lot of the headlines these days, but they’re not the only groups at war So, how many wars are happening right now? Well, currently – there are 10 active wars and 8 active military conflicts worldwide

We’re limiting the scope here to wars only According to American University Professor Joshua S Goldstein, wars include any ongoing violent conflict between two or more parties, in which 1,000 or more people have died within a year In Syria, there are numerous groups fighting, including ISIS, Syrian Rebels, and The Syrian Government The war started in 2011 as a movement to oust President Bashar Al-Assad and his Government

It’s currently – by far – the bloodiest conflict on a day by day basis According to some reports, Bashar al-Assad (Bah-sharr el-As-saad) and his Government are committing War Crimes against their own people A situation that is probably going to get worse before it gets better In Afghanistan, the Afghan Government is fighting the Taliban and has been since the late 90’s, but violence has slowed recently, and international troops are starting to pull out If everything goes well, there could be an end in sight for this conflict

In Pakistan, the Government is fighting with the Taliban, Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in an autonomous tribal region bordering Afghanistan This is where numerous terrorist groups have set up training facilities and hideouts The Pakistani Government has had some success, but the operation is far from over In the Democratic Republic of Congo, there has been constant conflict since 1998, with everyone from Joseph Kony to the perpetrators of the genocide in Rwanda involved The country is in turmoil

And there is no end in sight South Sudan successfully seceded from Sudan in 2011 Since then, a civil war has broken out in South Sudan along ethnic lines with the Dinkas fighting on behalf of the current President, and the Nuers (New-ers) fighting on behalf of the former Vice President The area is also experiencing famine, which is making the entire situation worse In Libya

The Libyan Government is facing factional violence stemming from the downfall of longtime dictator Moammar Gaddafi (Gah-daff-fie) in 2011, and the civil war that followed They have an interim government in place, but little can be done to stop the fighting In Ukraine The Ukrainian government is currently fighting Russian-backed separatists for the Eastern part of Ukraine There are some reports that Russia is also directly involved in the fighting

The remaining 3 active wars are in Iraq, Israel/Palestine and Nigeria – and wouldn’t you know, we’ve already done full videos on each of those Just click the boxes in front of you to see those episodes, or click on our World At War Playlist to watch them all Remember we upload new videos 5 days a week, so subscribe – and you can get em all right there in your feed

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