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Current & recent conflicts chart
Current & recent conflicts chart
Current & recent conflicts chart
Current & recent conflicts chart
Current & recent conflicts chart
Current & recent conflicts chart
Current & recent conflicts chart
Current & recent conflicts chart
Current & recent conflicts chart
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  • 1. Current/Recent Conflicts of the Middle East
  • 2. Persian Gulf War When: August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991 (Operation Desert Storm officially ended November 30, 1995) Where: Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia Why: To Liberate Kuwait from Iraq Result: Coalition victory • Imposition of sanctions against Iraq • Removal of Iraqi invasion force from Kuwait • Heavy Iraqi casualties and destruction of Iraqi and Kuwaiti infrastructure
  • 3. • Other: - United Nations started economic sanctions (money penalties) against Iraq - U.S.A. name: Operation Desert Storm
  • 4. Invasion of Afghanistan
  • 5. When: October 7, 2001–Present (8 years, 336 days) Where: Afghanistan Why: 1. Response to Sept. 11, 01 attacks on USA 2. To capture Osama Bin Laden 3. Destroy Al-Queda 4. Remove Taliban Regime Results: Conflict ongoing • Fall of the Taliban government • Destruction of Al-Queda camps • Osama Bin Laden is still missing • Economic problems • Constant struggles within government of Afghanistan
  • 6. Other: - War on Terrorism - U.S. military name was Operation Enduring Freedom
  • 7. Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • 8. Operation Iraqi Freedom When: March 20, 2003 – Aug. 19, 2010 Where: Iraq Why: Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction Results: 1. Unrest has led to warfare with Iraqi people 2. Civil war between Sunni and Shia 3. Civil war with Al-queda operations in Iraq
  • 9. Other: • Operation Iraqi Freedom concluded, March 20, 2003 – August 31, 2010 (Presence of American troops in advise and assist role until late 2011) • Operation New Dawn begins, September 1, 2010 – present • Also known as The Iraq War; Occupation of Iraq; or the Second Gulf War
  • 10. Other: • Operation Iraqi Freedom concluded, March 20, 2003 – August 31, 2010 (Presence of American troops in advise and assist role until late 2011) • Operation New Dawn begins, September 1, 2010 – present • Also known as The Iraq War; Occupation of Iraq; or the Second Gulf War

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