War in The Middle East

The Turkish invasion of Cyprus

History of War - War in The Middle East

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

In July 1974 a chain of events resulted in Turkey invading Cyprus under the pretext that it was a peace operation to bring back peace and stability to the island. The outcome of this invasion has...
 

The Suez Canal Crisis

History of War - War in The Middle East

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Suez War, also known by the other names of Suez Canal Crisis and Tripartite Aggression, was a short lived conflict that has had long standing complications for all those involved.

The Suez War...
 

Operation Enduring Freedom Timeline

History of War - War in The Middle East

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Many will know Operation Enduring Freedom as the operational name given to the war in Afghanistan by the American government, but Operation Enduring Freedom is further reaching than...
 

Operation Desert Storm

History of War - War in The Middle East

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Operation Desert Storm is the well known operational code name for the military operations at the start of the Gulf War, now known as the First Gulf War. What many do erroneously tend to do is call...
 

The Israel Lebanon War

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Israel Lebanon War is not simply one war between these two neighbouring nations, it is in fact a term used for a series of three main conflicts that Lebanon and Israel have had with one another...
 

Iraqi Freedom

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The term Iraqi Freedom does not only represent the freedom of Iraq during the Second Gulf War but also the name Operation Iraqi Freedom which is the wars alternative name.

Between March 20th 2003...
 

Iraq War Summary

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Iraq War is better known to many as the Second Gulf War, a war that saw Saddam Hussein finally toppled from power. While this can be said, how many of us can truly recount the reasons for war...
 

The Iran and Iraq War

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Iran and Iraq War (1980 – 1988) was a war of huge proportions, a war that saw over a million dead in an eight year period of conflict between these neighbouring countries. The questions are...
 

The Invasion of Kuwait

History of War - War in The Middle East

Written by Peter Fitzgerald

In 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait over an argument about economic and diplomatic issues; many may know this invasion as the Iraq-Kuwait War.

Prior to the invasion of Kuwait the two countries were strong...
 

Gulf War Overview & Timeline

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Gulf War is a well known conflict that occurred in the early 1990’s between Iraq and a coalition of forces led by the United States. To many the Gulf War is known as the Persian Gulf War, but...
 

The Gulf War

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Gulf War (Desert Storm) refers to the First Gulf War and its operational name of Operation Desert Storm. This conflict started in August 1990 and finished in February 1991, but the Operation...
 

Causes of the Gulf War

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Gulf War, or should it now be called the First Gulf War, is a well known war that occurred in the early 1990’s in response to Iraq invading Kuwait. While many know of the war itself and the...
 

The Lebanese Civil War

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Lebanese civil war is a civil war that lastest for 15 years, a war that occurred in more recent times yet many have not understood or paid attention to the consequences of this internal...
 

The Iranian Revolution of 1979

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Iranian Revolution occurred between January 1978 and February 1979, the outcome of this revolution changed the shape of Iran as a nation forever. This revolution also ended Britain and the...
 

The Yom Kippur War

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

The Yom Kippur War was a war that occurred between Israel and a coalition of Arab nations, the war is sometimes known as the Ramadan War or October War. The Yom Kippur War lasted for 19 days...
 

The War of Attrition

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Written by Peter Fitzgerald

Many think of War of Attrition as more of a war policy, like that of the French in the World Wars were they simply wished to kill more Germans than losses incurred themselves to thus win the war...
 

Arab Israeli War - Year 1948

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Written by Tim Nash

The 1948 Arab–Israeli War, acknowledged  by Israelis as the War of Liberation was the first in succession of wars fought between the State of Israel and its Arab counterparts in the long...
 

The Assyrian Genocide

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Written by Tim Nash

The Assyrian Genocide is remembered as the mass killings of the Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac people of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The Assyrian population of northern Mesopotamia was...
 

Armenian Genocide Facts

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Written by Tim Nash

The Armenian Genocide also known and remembered as the Armenian Holocaust, refers to the cautious and systematic devastation of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during and after World...
 

The Arab Revolt

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Written by Tim Nash

The Arab Revolt occurred between 1916–1918 and was started by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the main aim of obtaining independence from the command of Ottoman Turks and creating a single united...
 

The Battle of The Nile

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Written by Tim Nash

The Battle of the Nile was the climax of a naval campaign that took place across the Mediterranean coast of Egypt. It occurred from 1-3 August 1798 and was a major naval battle fought between...
 

The Battle of Hattin

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Written by Tim Nash

The Battle of Hattin between the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Ayyubid occurred on Saturday, July 4, 1187. The Crusader forces were captured or killed by the Muslim armies ruled by Saladin...
 

The Fourth Crusade

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Written by Tim Nash

Initially the Fourth Crusade was intended to overthrow the Muslim controlled Jerusalem by invading Egypt. In April 1204, the crusaders of Western Europe attacked and encroached the Christian city...
 

The Third Crusade

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Written by Tim Nash

The Third Crusade which occurred in 1189-1192 also known as the Kings Crusade. The Crusade was an attempt for European Leaders to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin which was a successful but...
 

The Second Crusade

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Written by Tim Nash

The Second Crusade was launched from Europe and was the second major crusade which began in response to the decline of the County of Edessa. Baldwin of Boulogne found the county during the first...
 

The First Crusade

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Written by Tim Nash

The First Crusade was a military campaign led by the Western Christianity from 1096 to 1099 to reclaim the Holy Lands which were taken in the Muslim victory of the Levant, which resulted in the...
 

The Crusades

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Written by Tim Nash

The Crusades in 1095 till 1291 were conducted by the Roman Catholic Europe and the Holy Roman Empire and involved a procession of religiously sanctioned military campaigns. They were fought over of...
 

Siege of Jerusalem - Year 1187

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Written by Tim Nash

The Siege of Jerusalem occurred from September 20 to October 2, 1187 which resulted in the near total breakdown of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and the regain of Jerusalem by Saladin...
 

The Roman Wars

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Written by Tim Nash

The Roman Wars started in 66CE initially because of Jewish and Greek religious tensions which later grew into anti-taxation protests and aggression upon Roman citizens. It ended when the military...
 

The Romans Army

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Written by Tim Nash

A Roman army or legion indicates the ancient Roman army unit which was recruited specifically only  from Roman citizens. The legions were mainly composed of about 6, 000 soldiers which were then...
 

The Persian Wars - Overview

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Written by Tim Nash

The Persian Wars started in 499BC and lasted till 449BC which were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and the city states of the Hellenic world. The Persians appointed...
 

The Trojan War - Summary

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Written by Tim Nash

The Trojan war is one of the most important events in Greek mythology. The war was carried out against the city of Troy by the Greeks after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband the King of...
 

The Battle of Kadesh

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Written by Tim Nash

The Battle of Kadesh in 1274 BC was one of the largest chariot battles fought which involved between 5,000 to 6,000 chariots.This battle was between the Egyptian Empire under Ramesses ll and the...
 

The Six Day War - The Miracle War for Israel

History of War - War in The Middle East

Written by Tim Nash

In the history of ground warfare, there may no more phenomenal victory that the one that was pulled off by the Israeli army in 1967 which came to be known as the Six Day War. The history of Israel...
 

 

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