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List of conflicts in the Middle East
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List of conflicts in the Middle East

In the last 60 years, there have been a number of conflicts in the Middle East. Many of these conflicts have been part of the Arab-Israeli conflict: five wars between Israel and surrounding Arab countries (in 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973 and 1982). See also List of conflicts in the Maghreb.

Table of contents
1 Arab-Israeli conflict or Israeli-Palestinian conflict
2 Jordan-Syria conflict
3 Yemen civil war
4 Yemen-Oman war
5 Libya-Egypt conflict
6 Iraq-Kuwait clashes
7 The 1980 Iran-Iraq war
8 US-led coalition's 2003 invasion of Iraq
9 US "War on Terrorism"

Arab-Israeli conflict or Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Jordan-Syria conflict

1975 Jordan and Syria attempted to put aside hostilities between them and create a new alliance. By 1978 the reapproachment was off, because King Hussein of Jordan refused to allow Syria to become the dominant partner. By 1978 Syria held that the Kingdom of Jordan was behind the "Muslim Brotherhood" terrorist war against Syria. See also: Black September

Yemen civil war

Egypt aided one side in a civil war in Yemen from 1962 to 1967. As the war expanded into a fight with another Arab nation, Saudi Arabia, Egypt withdrew its troops.

Yemen-Oman war

The Arab nation of South Yemen warred against the regime of the Gulf state of Oman. South Yemen supported Oman's native rebellion in Dhofar. The government of Oman was aided by Iran. Eventually the Saudi Arabian government offered money to South Yemen to withdraw their support. The rebellion then ended by 1976.

Libya-Egypt conflict

From 1973 onward, Libya was openly hostile to Egypt, and supported assassination attempts and anti-Egyptian government plots inside Egypt. Libya moved to near open warfare by 1977.

Iraq-Kuwait clashes

Kuwait and Iraq had a serious territorial dispute that led to armed warfare in 1973 and again 1976. Iraq wants Kuwait for its oil, and it feels that Kuwait is rightfully theirs due to old British imperialist boundaries.

The 1980 Iran-Iraq war

Sometimes called the First Persian Gulf War. In this war Syria entered on the side of Iran, against Iraq, with aid and supplies.

US-led coalition's 2003 invasion of Iraq

US "War on Terrorism"