Wars Fought in the Middle East 499 BCE to Present Day

Syrian War

 

This timeline details the main wars that have taken place in the Middle East

 

 

 

499 BCE to 449 BCE
Greco-Persian Wars
Greek City States against Persian Empire
335 BCE to 323 BCE
Wars of Alexander the Great
Macedon against Persian Empire, Greek City States, Ilyria, Thrace
66BCE to 217
Roman-Parthinian War (Part of the Roman-Persian Wars)
Roman Republic/Empire against Parthinian Empire
58 to 63
Armenian War
Roman Republic/Empire against Parthinian Empire, Kingdom of Armenia
421 to 422
Roman-Sassanid War (Part of the Roman-Persian Wars)
Eastern Roman Empire against Sassanid Empire
484 to 572
Samaritan Revolts
Byzantine Empire against Samaritan Rebels
494 to 534
Basus War
Taghlib Tribe against Bakur Tribe
502 to 506
Anastasian War (Part of the Roman-Persian Wars)
Eastern Roman Empire against Sassanid Empire
541 to 562
Lazic War Colchic War
Byzantine Empire against Sassanid Persian Empire
572 to 591
Byzantine–Sassanid War
Byzantine Empire against Sassanid Persian Empire
602 to 628
Byzantine–Sassanid War
Byzantine Empire against Sassanid Persian Empire
642 to 652
First Arab–Khazar War
Khazar Khaganate against Umayyad Caliphate
722 to 737
Second Arab–Khazar War
Khazar Khaganate against Abbasid Caliphate
780 to 1180
Byzantine-Arab Wars
Byzantine Empire against Arabs
1096, 15th August to 1099, August
First Crusade (Part of The Crusades)
Muslims against Christians
1147, March to 1149, April
Second Crusade (Part of The Crusades)
Muslims against Christians
1189, May to 1192, 9th October
Third Crusade Kings’ Crusade (Part of The Crusades)
Muslims led by Saladin against Christians led by Frederick I, Richard I, Philip II
1202, October to 1204, 13th April
Fourth Crusade (Part of The Crusades)
Muslims against Christians
1216 to 1221
Mongol Conquest of Central Asia (Part of the Mongol Conquests)
Mongol Empire Genghis Khan against Khwarazmian dynasty
1217, October to 1221, July
Fifth Crusade (Part of The Crusades)
Muslims against Christians
1221, Spring to 1320
Mongol Invasion of India (Part of the Mongol Conquests)
Mongol Empire Genghis Khan against Punjab, Sindh, Kerman, Kashmir, Delhi Sultanate, Khwarazmian dynasty
1228 to 1229, 17th March
Sixth Crusade (Part of The Crusades)
Muslims against Christians led by Frederick II
1271, May to 1272, December
Prince Edward’s Crusade Ninth Crusade (Part of The Crusades)
Muslims against Christians
1291 4th April to 1291, 18th May
Fall of Acre Last Crusade
Muslims against Christians
1380s to 1405, 17th February
Conquests of Timur (Tamerlane)
Mongol Empire against Lands in the Middle East
1521, May to 1566, 6th September
Wars of Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Empire against Hapsburg Empire, Holy Roman Empire, Hungary, Persia
1839, April to 1842, October
First Afghan War
Britain Empire against Afghanistan
1878, September to 1880, September
Second Anglo-Afghan War
British Empire against Afghanistan
1967, 5th June to 1967, 10th June
Six Day War
Israel against Egypt, Syria, Jordan
1973, 6th October to 1973, 24th October
Yom Kippur War
Israel against Syria
1979, 25th December to 1989, February
Soviet Afghanistan War
Soviet Union against Afghanistan
1990, 2nd August to 1991, 3rd March
Gulf War
Kuwait, UN Security Forces against Iraq
2001, 7th October to 2015, 13th March
Afghanistan War
USA, Afghanistan, UK, Australia, France, Canada against Taliban, Al-Qaida
2003, 20th March to 2011, 11th December
Iraq War
USA, UK, (multi-national forces withdrawn before end of conflict) against Iraq
2008, December 28th to 2009, January 18th
Gaza War
Gaza Strip against Israel
2011, 15th March is ongoing
Syrian Civil War
Bashar al-Assad government against Rebel forces, ISIS

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Wars Fought in the Middle East 499 BCE to Present Day. Available: http://www.totallytimelines.com/wars-fought-in-the-middle-east-499-bce-to-present-day. Last accessed April 20th, 2018

 

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