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Waziristan conflict

Also called: North-West Pakistan War

Years: 2007-2017
Battle deaths: 28,388 [1]
Non-state conflict, battle-deaths: 1,823 [3]
Onesided violence: 3,388 [2]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Pakistan, Afghanistan

Published prior to 2013 | Updated: 2024-04-03 21:50:46
The War in North-West Pakistan is an armed conflict between the Pakistani Army and Islamist militants made up by local tribesmen, the Taliban and foreign extremists. It began in 2004 when tensions rooted in the Pakistani Army’s search for al-Qaeda members in Pakistan’s mountainous Waziristan area (in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas) escalated into armed resistance by local tribesmen.

Clashes erupted between the Pakistani troops and al-Qaeda’s and other militants joined by local rebels and pro-Taliban forces. The Pakistani actions were presented as a part of the War on Terrorism, and had connections to the war and Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan.

After a truce in September 2006, clashes escalated again in 2007, with local tribesmen ousting militant Uzbeks and attacking the Pakistani security forces again in July 2007.

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Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: UCDP Battle-Related Deaths Dataset v. 5-2017 (link) (1989-2017) #404
Low: 26,540 High: 30,989

[2] UCDP One-sided Violence Dataset v. 1.4-2012, 1989-201123.1 including actors: / TTP / Fedayeen Islam / LeJ / TTP-Islahi / Lashkar-e-Islam / Jaish-ul-Islam
Low: 3,333 High: 3,595

[3] UCDP Non-State Conflict Dataset UCDP Non-State Conflict Dataset v. 2.5-2017 (link) including dyads: / IMU vs Lashkhar of Wazir tribe / Ansaar ul-Islam vs Lashkar-e-Islam / Lashkar of Salarzai tribe vs TTP / Forces of Shah Sahib vs TTP / Lashkar of Orakzai tribe vs TTP / Lashkar of Mohmand tribe vs TTP / Forces of Turkestan Bhittani vs TTP / TTP - MR vs TTP - MT / Forces of Momin Afridi vs TTP - TA / Lashkar-e-Islam vs TTP / Lashkar of Kukikhel clan vs TTP / Laskhar of Masozai Qaumi tribe vs TTP / Lashkar-e-Islam vs TTP - TA / Lashkar-e-Islam vs Lashkar of Zakakhel tribe / Lashkar-e-Islam vs Lashkar of Akakhel tribe / Lashkar-e-Islam vs Tawheed ul-Islam / Ansaar ul-Islam vs TTP / TTP-KM vs TTP-SM
Low: 1,806 High: 2,101

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NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.



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