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Waziristan conflict

Also called: North-West Pakistan War

Years: 2007-2015
Battle deaths: 25,469 [1]
Onesided violence: 3,073 [2]

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

Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2016-08-10 12:14:20
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.5-2015 (link) (1989-2014) ID: #209
Low: 23,623 High: 28,044

[2] UCDP One-sided Violence Dataset v 1.4-2015 (1989-2014) (link) including actors: TTP, LeJ, Lashkar-e-Islam, Fedayeen Islam, TTP-Islahi
Low: 3,018 High: 3,251

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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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