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List of wars involving Iraq

 

List of wars involving Iraq

This is a list of wars that Iraq has been involved in (as they were locally named where applicable):
Conflict Iraq
and allies
Opponents Results Iraqi losses Head of State
Military Civilians
Great Iraqi Revolution
(1920)
Iraqi rebels  United Kingdom
Defeat
6,000-10,000
2,050-4,000
None
First Barzani Revolt
(1931–1932)
Iraq
Barzani Kurds Victory
  • Uprising quelled.
?
Faisal I of Iraq
Anglo-Iraqi War
(1941)
Iraq
Arab irregulars
Syrian Committee
 Germany
 Italy

 India
Royalists
Transjordan

Defeat
  • Re-installation of Hashemite royal dynasty and pro-British government.
  • Defeat of the German-Italian attempt to entrench an Axis state in Iraq.
~500
?
Rashid Ali al-Gaylani
Second Barzani Revolt
(1943-1945)
Iraq Barzani Kurds Victory
  • Uprising quelled.
?
Faisal II of Iraq
First Arab-Israeli War
(1948–1949)
Egypt
 Iraq
Transjordan
Syria

HWA
ALF
Defeat
?
None
First Kurdish–Iraqi War
(1961–1970)
Iraq
KDP Stalemate
~10,000
?
Muhammad Najib ar-Ruba'i
Six Day War
(1967)



Iraq
Defeat
10
None
Abdul Rahman Arif
Yom Kippur War
(1973)


Iraq




Defeat
278
None
Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
Second Kurdish–Iraqi War
(1974–1975)
Iraq KDP Victory
  • Iraq re-established control over Kurdistan.
?
Iran–Iraq War
(1980–1988)
Iraq
MEK
PDKI

KDP
PUK
Badr Brigades
Stalemate
105,000–
375,000
~100,000
Saddam Hussein
Gulf War
(1990–1991)
Iraq
United States








Defeat
20,000–
35,000
3,664
Sha'aban Intifada
(1991)
Iraq
MEK
Badr Brigades
Dawa
Victory (Southern front)
  • Uprising suppressed.
~5,000
80,000–
230,000
KDP
PUK
Defeat (Northern front)
Iraqi Kurdish Civil War
(1995–1996)
KDP
Iraq
PDKI
PUK
INC
United States
Retreat
?
Operation Desert Fox
(1998)
Iraq United States
Ceasefire
  • Much Iraqi infrastructure destroyed.
600–
2,000
Iraq War
(2003–2011)
Iraq United States




Peshmerga
Defeat (phase 1)
7,600–
11,000
Disputed

Iraqi Kurdistan
MNF–I
SCJL
Naqshbandi Army
ISIL

Free Iraqi Army
Ansar al-Islam
IAI


Mahdi Army
Special Groups
Badr Brigades
Kata'ib Hezbollah
Victory (phase 2)
16,623
Jalal Talabani
Iraqi Insurgency
(2011–)



United States

YPG
PKK
Mahdi Army
Special Groups
Hezbollah
Badr Brigades
Kata'ib Hezbollah
Islamic State
Ansar al-Islam
Hamas of Iraq
1920 Brigade
Rashidin Army
Al-Nusra Front
Ongoing
  • Increase in violence since US withdrawal
-
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Other armed conflicts involving Iraq

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