Iraqi Insurgency 2011 – Present

[ 2011 - ]

The Iraqi insurgency, later referred to as the Iraq Crisis and the Iraqi Civil War, has escalated since the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2011, resulting in violent conflict with the central government, as well as sectarian violence among Iraq's religious groups.

The insurgency was a direct continuation following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Since the U.S. military's withdrawal, the level of violence has risen, as Sunni militant groups have stepped up attacks targeting the country's majority Shia population to undermine confidence in the Shia-led government and its efforts to protect people without American backup. Armed groups inside Iraq have been increasingly galvanized by the Syrian Civil War, with which it merged in 2012. Many Sunni factions stand against the Syrian government, which Shia groups have moved to support, and numerous members of both sects have also crossed the border to fight in Syria.

In 2014, the insurgency has escalated dramatically following the conquest of Mosul and major areas in northern Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), thereby merging the new conflict with the Syrian Civil War, into a new, far deadlier conflict.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Military of ISIL and Iraq 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Iraqi Armed Forces 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region and Private Military Company (PMC) 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order and Iraqi Turkmen Front 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Supreme Command for Jihad and Liberation and Private militias in Iraq 2011 / 12 / 18 View
General Military Council for Iraqi Revolutionaries (GMCIR) and Iran 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI) and Quds Force 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Free Iraqi Army and Syria 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Al Anbar Governorate (Anbar Tribal Council) and Russia (USSR) 2011 / 12 / 18 View
1920 Revolution Brigade and Iraqi Kurdistan 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Jaish al-Rashideen and Peshmerga 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance and Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Hamas of Iraq and Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Ansar al-Islam and People's Protection Units (YPG) 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Mujahideen Army (Iraq) and Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna and Syriac Military Council 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Qaraqosh Protection Committee 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Military of ISIL and Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU) 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Iraq Region and Sinjar 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order and Malik Al-Tawus Troop 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Supreme Command for Jihad and Liberation and Special Groups (Iraq) 2011 / 12 / 18 View
General Military Council for Iraqi Revolutionaries (GMCIR) and Promised Day Brigade 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI) and Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Free Iraqi Army and Kata'ib Hezbollah 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Al Anbar Governorate (Anbar Tribal Council) and Badr Organization 2011 / 12 / 18 View
1920 Revolution Brigade and Mukhtar Army 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Jaish al-Rashideen and Hezbollah 2011 / 12 / 18 View
Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
M113 Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
M1 Abrams Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
M1117 Armored Security Vehicle Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Ordnance QF 25-pounder Vehicle Towed Artillery
Daewoo Precision Industries K2 Manportable Rifles
FB Glauberyt Manportable Machine Guns

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