Wars, 21st Century

September 11th Terror Attacks

This timeline details the main wars that have taken place during the 21st Century

1999, 23rd September to 2009
Second Chechen War
Chechen Republic of Ichkeria against Russia
began 2001, 12th September, ongoing
NATO, United States, United Kingdom against Taliban, Al-Qaida, ISIL
2001, 7th October to 2015, 13th March
Afghanistan War (Part of the War Against Terror)
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USA, UK, (multi-national forces withdrawn before end of conflict) against Iraq
began 2004, 16th March, ongoing
War in North West Pakistan (Part of the War Against Terror)
USA, Pakistan against Taliban, Al-Qaida, ISIL
2005, 18th December to 15th January 2010
Chadian Civil War
Chadian Rebels against Chad government and France
2006, 12th July to 14th August
2006 Lebanon War
Lebanon, Palestine against Israel
2008, 7th August to 2008, 16th August
Russia–Georgia war
Georgia against Russia, South Ossetia
2008, December 28th to 2009, January 18th
Gaza War (Part of the Arab-Israeli Conflict)
Gaza Strip against Israel
began 2009, 31st January, ongoing
War in Somalia (Part of the War Against Terror) (Part of the Somalian Civil War)
Somalia, Ethiopia against Al-Qaida, Mujahedeen
began 2009, 26th July, ongoing
War against Boko Haram
Nigeria against terrorist group Boko Haram
2010, 18th December to 2011, 14th January
Tunisian Revolution (Part of the Arab Spring)
Ben Ali government against Popular protests, demonstrations, strikes, self-immolation
2011, 25th January to 2011, 11th February
Egyptian Revolution (Part of the Arab Spring)
Hosni Mubarak government against Popular protests, demonstrations, strikes, self-immolation
2011, 27th January to 2012, 27th February
Yemeni Revolution (Part of the Arab Spring)
Saleh government against Popular protests, demonstrations, strikes, self-immolation
2011, 15th February to 2011, 23rd October
Libyan Civil War (Part of the Arab Spring)
Pro-Gaddafi Forces against National Liberation Army, Qatar, NATO
began 2011, 15th March, ongoing
Syrian Civil War
Bashar al-Assad government against Rebel forces including ISIS
Began 2012, 16th January, ongoing
Northern Mali Conflict
Mali Government, France, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau. Ivory Coast, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Togo, Chad, Burundi, Gabon, South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, China, Germany, Sweden and Estonia against the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad against Al-Quaeda
2012, 14th November to 2012, 21st November
Gaza War (Part of the Arab-Israeli Conflict)
Gaza Strip against Israel
2012, 10th December is ongoing
Central African Republic Civil War
Central African Republic, France, South Africa against Rebel forces
2013, 15th December, is ongoing
South Sudanese Civil War
South Sudan against United Nations Protection force against rebel forces
began 2014, 1st January to 2017, 9th December
Iraqi Civil War
Iraq against Islamic State
began 2014, 6th April, ongoing
War in Ukraine/Donbass War
Ukraine against Russia, Donetsk, Luhansk
began 2015, 26th March, ongoing
Yemeni Civil War
Various factions seeking to take control of government
began 2015, 24th July, ongoing
Kurdish-Turkish Conflict
Turkey against Kurdistan region

 

 

Published Jul 24, 2015 @ 7:59 pm – Updated – Dec 9, 2019 @ 12:09 pm

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015 – 2019). Wars, 21st Century. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/wars-21st-century. Last accessed December 9th, 2019