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Updated on August 24 2014


(26 Countries and 156 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved)

Hot Spots: Central African Republic (civil war), Democrati Republic of Congo (war against rebel groups), Egypt (popular uprising against Government), Mali (war against tuareg and islamist militants), Nigeria (war against islamist militants), Somalia (war against islamist militants), Sudan (war against rebel groups), South Sudan (civil war)

Algeria 3

  • al-Qaeda Organization in the Maghreb (AQIM) or al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) since 2005 (known in the past as Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) since 2003)
  • Islamic Salvation Front (Fis)
  • Jamat Tawhid Wal Jihad Fi Garbi Afriqqiya (Movement for Monotheism and Jihad in West Africa) group has broken away since December 2011

Angola 2

  • Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda - Military Position (FLEC-PM) secessionist movement from 1975
  • Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda - Armed Forces of Cabinda (Flec-Fac)

Central African Republic 8

  • Seleka (coalition of 5 muslim rebel groups) (has overthrown government and seized power in March 2013):
    • Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace (CPJP)
    • Patriotic Convention for Saving the Country (CPSK) or Convention of Patriots of Salvation and Kodro (CPSK)
    • Union of Democratic Forces for Unity (UFDR)
    • Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC) or Democratic Front for the People of the Central African Republic (FDPC) or Democratic Forces for the People of Central Africa (FDPC)
    • Alliance for Revival and Rebuilding (A2R)
  • Movement of Central African Liberators for Justice (MLCJ)
  • Anti-balaka militias (christians against Seleka)

Chad 1

  • Union of Resistance Forces (URF)

Democratic Republic of the Congo 36

  • Army
  • United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC or MONUSCO) composed by 59 countries
  • March 23 Movement (M23) Troops loyal to Bosco ‘Terminator’ Ntaganda military leader (who has defected from the Congolese army) have created the armed group March 23 Movement (M23) comprising of former members of the rebel National Congress for the Defence of the People (CNDP) (announced cease-fire on November 3 2013, announced end of rebellion and disarm on November 5 2013. Peace agreement signed on December 12 2013)
  • Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) or Forces démocratiques pour la libération du Rwanda (FDLR) or ex-FAR / Interahamwe
    • Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda/Rassemblement Uni pour la Démocratie (FDLR/RUD) operate in South Lubero Territory
    • Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda/FDLR/SOKI
    • Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda/FDLR/FOCA
    • Forces Démocratiques pour la Libération du Rwanda/FDLR Mandevu (split from FDLR/FOCA since 2010)
  • Mai Mai Hilaire (Union pour la Réhabilitation de la Démocratie du Congo - URDC)
  • Mai Mai Raia Mutomboki or Rai Mutomboki has fought both FDLR (congolese army) and FARDC (rebels)
  • Mai Mai Sheka or Mayi Mayi Sheka or Sheka (Nduma Defence of Congo - NDC)
  • Mai Mai Kifuafua (North Kivu)
  • Mai Mai Morgan (active in Mambasa and Bafwasende)
  • Mai Mai Simba or Armée Populaire de Libération Nationale Congolaise-Lumumba - APLNC/Lumumb
  • Mai Mai Yakutumba (Pro-government militia) (active in South Kivu) since 2007
  • Mai Mai Gedeon allied to separatists in southern Katanga province
  • Mai Mai Hume
  • Mai Mai Kata Katanga or Mai Mai Bakata Katanga or Katanga
  • Local Defence Forces Busumba (LDF)
  • Congo Defence Front (FDC) fought Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and and FARDC early 2012
  • Union des Patriotes Congolais pour la Paix (UPCP/FPC)
  • Mouvement d’Action pour le Changement (MAC)
  • Mouvement Populaire d’Autodéfense (MPA) (ethnic Hutu)
  • Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)
  • ADF-Nalu (Ugandan-led islamists)
  • National Liberation Forces (FNL) or Forces nationales de libération (FNL) Burundian active in South Kivu since 2013
  • Nyatura (since 2010)
  • Forces des Défense des Intérêts du Peuple Congolais (FDIPC) since 2013
  • Alliance des Patriotes pour un Congo Libre et Souverain (APCLS) or Alliance des patriotes pour un Congo libre et
    démocratique or Patriotic Alliance for Free and Sovereign Congo (APCLS) operates in Masisi area west of Goma (Mai Mai group since 2008)
  • Coalition des Groupes Armés de l’Ituri (COGAI)/MRPC since May 2012
  • Patriotic Resistance Forces of Ituri (FRPI) or Forces de resistance patriotiques en Ituri (FRPI) (in Ituri region near Uganda border)
  • Forces de Défense Nationale (FDN)
  • M18 (new rebel faction in North Kivu, not linked with March 23 Movement)
  • M26 (since 26 October 2012 in North Kivu)
  • Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) born on 1987 against Congo and Uganda armed forces
  • Popular Front for Justice in Congo
  • Independent Liberation Movement of the Allies or Nzobo ya Lombo
  • Patriotes résistants congolais (PARECO)

Djibouti 1

  • Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy (FRUD)

Egypt 8

  • Takfir wal-Hijra or At-Takfir Wal-Hijra (jihadist salafist group)
  • Jund al Sharia or the Soldiers of Islamic Law (since 2012)
  • Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) or Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) or Mujahedeen Shura Council (MSC) or Magles Shoura al-Mujahedeen or Magles Shoura al-Mujahadin or Mujahideen Shura Council of Jerusalem (active also in Sinai-Egypt ad in Gaza Strip) since 2011
  • al-Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula and its military wing Ansar al Jihad (since December 2011)
  • Ansar al-Shariah (since July 2013)
  • Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (Supporters of Jerusalem) or Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (Champions of Jerusalem) or Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Supporters of Jerusalem) or Ansar Beit al Maqds (Supporters of Jerusalem) or Ansar Beit al-Maqdess (Supporters of Jerusalem) or Ansar beyt el Makdes (linked to al-Qaeda)
  • Brigades of Lone Wolves (jihadist group) since January 2014
  • Ajnad Misr (Egypt’s Soldiers) since February 2014 (to be verified)

Eritrea 4

  • Democratic Movement for the Liberation of the Eritrean Kunama (DMLEK)
  • Eritrean Salvation Front (ESF)
  • Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO)
  • Continuing tensions of border with Ethiopia and Djibouti

Ethiopia 8

  • Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) fights for independence of Ogaden from Ethiopia Government since 1984 (accepted to lay down arms in April 2010. On October 12 2010 has signed a peace deal with Government. Since January 2012 figths are going on. On September 2012 started peace talks with Government.)
  • Ogaden National Liberation Army (ONLA) armed wing of ONLF
  • Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) fights for independence of Oromo from Ethiopia Government since 1973
  • Jijirama Oromo Liberation Front (Jijirama-OLF) da Gennaio 2012
  • United Western Somali Liberation Front (UWSLF) since 1970 (accepted to lay down arms in April 2010)
  • Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front or Afar Revolutionary Democratic Union Front (ARDUF)
  • Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice Freedom and Democracy
  • Gambella Nilotes United Movement/Army (GNUM/A)

Ivory Coast 1

Republican Forces of new-elected president Alassane Ouattara (ended on April 13, 2011)
  • “Invisible Commandos” militia

Kenya 2

  • Muslim Youth Center (al-Qaeda-linked Somali militia in Kenya)
  • Mombasa Republic Council (MRC) separatist group

Libya 12

National Transitional Council, together with help of Nato, at the end of October 2011 won civil war against Gadafi army
  • Army
  • Nationalist militia from Zintan town (allied with Warshafana tribe)
    • Ansar al-Sharia or Ansar Al Sharia (Salafist jihadist group born in 2011)
    • Libyan Liberation Front (LLF) in Sahel
    • Prisoner Omar Abdelrahman Group
    • Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) or Al-Jama’a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya, since 2011 changed its name in Libyan Islamic Movement (LIM) or al-Harakat al-Islamiya al-Libiya, linked to al-Qaeda
    • Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades, linked to al-Qaeda
    • Rafallah Sahati Islamist Militia
    • Operations Cell of Libyan Revolutionaries or Libyan Revolutionaries Operations Room (coalition of islamist armed groups)
    • Libya Safety and Stability Force
    • Al-Qaqaa Brigade
    • Libyan Dawn or Operation Dawn (islamic militia coalition from Misrata town, allied with militia from Gharyan town)
    • The Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council or Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries (islamist militia composed by different groups)

    Mali 11

    Since January 12 2013 french army along with malian army (with help of armies of others african countries) are fighting radical islamist groups that have seized north of Mali.
    • National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad (MNLA) or National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) or Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) is a Tuareg Movement since October 2011. Declared Azawad independent state on April 6 2012. (Signed ceasefire agreement on June 2013)
    • Arab Movement of the Azawad (MAA) or Arab Movement of Azawad (MAA)
    • High Council for the Unity of Azawad (HCUA)
    • Northern Mali Tuareg Movement (MTNM)
    • National Committee for the Reestablishment of Democracy and the Restoration of the State (CNRDR) (army with coup d’etat overthrow government on March 21 2012)
    • Islamic movement Ansar Dine (Helpers of Religion or Defenders of the Faith) linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
    • Islamic Movement for Azawad (IMA) (split from Ansar Dine in January 2013)
    • Al-Qaeda in West Africa (AQWA)
    • Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (MOJWA or MUJAO) or Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) or Mouvement Unicité et Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO) or Movement for Unity and Jihad in the Islamic Maghreb (MUJWA) born by a split of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in the middle of 2011
    • Patriots’ Resistance Movement for the Liberation of Timbuktu since June 2012 (opposes the secession of northern Mali by MNLA and Ansar Dine)
    • Katibat Moulathamine or Masked Brigade or al-Mua’qi’oon Biddam (Those who Sign with Blood Brigade) or Signatories In Blood or Khaled Abul Abbas Brigade led by Mokhtar Belmokhtar who left al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in December 2012

    Mauritania 2

    • Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) or al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) since 2005 (know in the past as Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC) since 2003)
    • Ansar Allah group linked to al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

    Nigeria 5

    • Mend (Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta)
    • Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force (NDPVF)
    • Boko Haram (islamic sect) since 2002 (signed a cease-fire with government in July 2013)
    • Ansaru or Vanguard for the Protection of Muslims in Black Africa (islamist group since January 2012)
    • Ombatse sect
    • Are also reported continuing ethnic and religious clashes between muslims and christians in Plateau state

    Mozambique 1

    • Mozambican National Resistance (Renamo) (signed ceasefile with government on August 24 2014)

    Puntland 1

    • Galgala militia (rebel fighters loyal to sheikh Mohamed Said Atom)
    • Often there are clashes with Somaliland army

    Rwanda 1

    • Rwanda Hutu militia

    Senegal 1

    • Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) or Casamance Movement of Democratic Forces (MFDC) or Movement for the Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) (fighting since 1982 and now divided in 3 factions) (declared unilateral ceasefire on April 2014)

    Somalia 11

    • Army
    • African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)
      • Uganda
      • Kenya
      • Burundi
      • Sierra Leone
      • Djibouti
      • Nigeria
      • Ghana
      • Cameroon
      • Mali
      • Senegal
      • Zambia
    • Sufi Militia Ahlu Sunna Wal-jamaca (ASWJ) or Ahlusunna Waljamaaca (islamist group pro-government against al-Shabaab and Hizbul Islam since March 17 2010)
    • Ras kamboni movement, pro somali government, active in Jubaland or Azania
    • Shabelle Valley Administration (SVA) (militia of Shabelle Valley, pro somali government even though is not recognized by Central Government)
    • Al-Shabaab somali islamist group (in December 2011 has changed its name in Imaarah Islamiya)
    • Hizbul Islam or Islamic Party islamist group (born on 4 February 2009 by the union of 4 groups)
    • Hisb al-Islam
    • Rahanweyn Resistance Army or Reewin Resistance Army (RRA) active in Somalia’s State of Southwestern since 1995
    • Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya (AIAI) or Al-Etihad Al-Islamiya
    • Warlord Ali Khalif Galaydh and its loyal tribal militia
    • Ahmed Madobe’s militia (leader of Interim Jubba Administration) against Government

    Somaliland 3

    • Sool, Sanag, Cayn (SSC)
    • Northern Somalia Unionist Movement (NSUM) and its army wing Sool Sanaag Cayn Army (SSCA) (splinter group of SSC)
    • Tribal militia loyal to Somalia’s former Prime Minister, Ali Khalif Galayr (searching to create Khaatumo State or Khatumo State or Khatuumo State)
    • Often there are clashes with Puntland army

    Sudan 13

    Government fights also Darfur population from 2003. Are also reported continuing clashes with rebels:
    • Army
    • Popular Defense Forces (PDF)
    • Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) since 2002
    • Popular Defence Forces (PDF) (pro government paramilitary group)
    • Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) or Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) alliance formed by 5 rebel groups:
      • Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M) or Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) or Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army North (SPLM/A-N) and its military wing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) or Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N)
      • Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) since 2006 (had signed a ceasefire with Government on February 2010. New peace talks in Doha on October 2012. Signed ceasefire agreement on February 2013).
      • Justice and Equality Movement-Military Council (JEM-MC) or JEM-Military Council (JEM-MC) faction (Peace talks in Doha on December 2012).
      • Sudan Liberation Movement Abdel Wahid (SLM-Nur) Abdul Wahid al Nur faction and its armed wing Sudan Liberation Army-Abdel Wahid (SLA-AW) or Sudan’s Liberation Movement of Abdel Wahid Nur (SLM-AW) or Darfur Front for Injustice Rebuttal (signed peace deal on March 18 2013)
      • Sudan Liberation Movement Minni Minnawi (SLM-Minnawi) or Sudan Liberation Movement of Mani Arkoi Minnawi (SLM-MM) and its armed wing Sudan Liberation Army-Minni Minnawi (SLA-MM) active in Darfur
    • Darfur 3:
      • Sudan Liberation Movement – Revolutionary Forces (SLM-RF) since 2006
      • National Redemption Front (NRF) since 2006
      • Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) group, includes 10 smaller rebel groups since February 2010 (has signed a ceasefire with Sudanese Government on July 14 2011)
    • Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) faction led by Ali Karbino

    South Sudan 16

    • National Transitional Council (NTC) (formed by 4 rebel groups SSLA, SSDM, NDF and SSDF)
    • South Sudan Liberation Army (SSLA) militia of Peter Gadet Yak (peace agreement with government on April 2013)
    • South Sudan Democratic Movement (SSDM) or South Sudan Democratic Movement/Army (SSDM/A) and its military wing South Sudan Democratic Army (SSDA) of George Athor Deng (peace agreement with government on April/May 2013)
    • National Democratic Front (NDF)
    • South Sudan Defence Forces (SSDF) (peace agreement with government on April-May 2013)
    • People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) (affiliate to Sudan People’s Liberation Army/Movement (SPLA/M))
    • Philip Bepan militia (active in South Sudan)
    • The National Democratic Front since September 25 2011
    • Gatluak Gai militia (active in South Sudan)
    • Militia Gabriel Tang, also called Tang Ginye (active in South Sudan)
    • David Yau Yau forces (rebel group accepted ceasefire on January 7 2014)
    • Johnson Oliny ethnic militia
    • Ultan Abdel Bagi Ayii Akol militia
    • Peter Lorot militia
    • South Sudan People Liberation Movement and its military wing (South Sudan People Liberation Army) (SSPLM/SSPLA) led by Major General Tong Lual Ayat (since December 2011)
    • Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM in Opposition) or Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army In Opposition (SPLM/A In Opposition) led by Machar (peace agreement with government on January 2014, later May 2014)

    Tunisia 1

    • Uqba Ibn Nafi Battalion

    Uganda 3

    • Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) born on 1987 against Uganda and Congo armed forces
    • Al-Shabaab somali islamist group
    • Allied Democratic Forces - National Liberation Army of Uganda (ADF / NALU) rebels active in Democratic Republic of Congo in North Kivu, South Kivu, Maniema and Katanga provinces

    Western Sahara 1

    • Polisario Front against Maroc occupation


    (15 Countries and 128 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved)

    Hot Spots: Afghanistan (war against islamist militants), Burma-Myanmar (war against rebel groups), Pakistan (war against islamist militants), Philippines (war against islamist militants), Thailand (coup d’etat by army May 2014)

    Afghanistan 8

    • Army
    • International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) (49 countries)
      • Albania
      • Armenia
      • Australia
      • Austria
      • Azerbaijan
      • Bahrain
      • Belgium
      • Bosnia and Herzegovina
      • Bulgaria
      • Canada
      • Croatia
      • Czech Republic
      • Denmark
      • El Salvador
      • Estonia
      • Finland
      • France
      • Georgia
      • Germany
      • Greece
      • Hungary
      • Iceland
      • Ireland
      • Italy
      • Latvia
      • Lithuania
      • Luxemburg
      • Macedonia
      • Malaysia
      • Mongolia
      • Montenegro
      • Netherlands
      • New Zeland
      • Norway
      • Poland
      • Portugal
      • Romania
      • Singapore
      • Slovakia
      • Slovenia
      • South Korea
      • Spain
      • Sweden
      • Tonga
      • Turkey
      • Ukraine
      • United Arab Emirates
      • United Kingdom
      • United States
      (Talibans signed ceasefire agreement on June 2013)

    • Haqqani Network
    • Peshawar Shura (east Afghanistan)
    • Quetta Shura
    • Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) since 1977
    • Hezb-e Islami Khalis (HIK) since 1979
    • Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
    • Mullah Dadullah Front since May 2012

    Burma-Myanmar 29

    • Army
    • Karen Border Guard Force (BGF)
    • Rebellion Resistance Force (RRF)
    • People’s Militia Force (PMF)
    • Pyi Tu Tsits (local militia groups backed by Burmese Army)
    • 10 Members of the Alliance United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC):
      • Karenni Army (KA) armed wing of Karenni National Progressive party (KNPP)
      • New Mon State Party (NMSP) (signed first deal of ceasefire with Government on February 1 2012)
      • Pa-O National Liberation Organization (PNLO) (signed cease-fire on August 25 2012)
      • Chin National Front (CNF) (signed ceasefire agreement on 2012 December 9)
      • Kachin Independence Army (KIA) armed wing of Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) (signed cease-fire on May 2013).
      • Shan State Progress Party / Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) Shan State Army-North (SSA-North) (signed ceasefire on January 2012)
      • Arakan Liberation Army (ALA) or Arakan Army (AA) armed wing of Arakan Liberation Party (ALP)
      • Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF) or Palong State Liberation Front (PSLF) (whose armed wing is Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) or
        or Tan’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA))
      • Lahu Democratic Union (LDU)
      • Wa National Organization (WNO)
    • Etnic militia of Karen National Union (KNU) whose armed wing is Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) since 1949 (signed ceasefire on January 2012) exit from Alliance United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) on September 2014
    • Restoration Council of Shan State/ Shan State Army (RCSS/SSA) Shan State Army-South (SSA-S) (informally accepted ceasefire on November 2011)
    • etnic militia of Kokang (Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA or NDAA) or Kokang Democracy Party or Eastern Shan State Army (ESSA) since 1989
    • Democratic Karen Benevolent Army (DKBA) formerly known as the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), (reached ceasefire with government on November 2011)
    • Brigade 5 faction within (DKBA) (reached ceasefire with government on November 2011)
    • God’s Army (was an offshoot of the Karen National Union)
    • Shan rebels of Myanmar Peace and Democracy Front (MPDF)
    • United Wa State Army (UWSA) armed wing of United Wa State Party (UWSP) since 1989 (UWSA signed ceasefire agreement with government on 6 September 2011)
    • Lahu National Democratic Front [LNDF]
    • Mong Tai Army (MTA)
    • Kuki National Army (KNA)
    • Zomi Revolutionary Army (ZRA) since 1993 armed wing of Zomi Revolutionary Organization (ZRO) or Zomi Reunification Organization (ZRO)
    • All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF) or All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) (signed ceasefire with government on August 2013)
    • Mong La

    China 1

    • East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) or East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) or Turkistan Islamic Movement (TIM)

    India 33

    • Islamics separatists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) since 1977
    • Hizbul Mujahideen (HuM) or Hezb-ul Mujahedeen (HuM) since 1989
    • Maoists of Orissa since 2004
    • Maoists Naxalites of Communist Party of India (CPI) of Jharkhand since 1967
    • Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) dal 1980
    • Rebels of Assam of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) since 1979 (ceased fire was signed with Government on September 4 2011)
    • People’s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA)
    • National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB)
    • People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army
    • Indian Mujahideen since 2008
    • Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA)
    • People’s Liberation Front of India (ANI)
    • Al-Badr
    • Manipur Peoples Liberation Front (Organization formed by 3 separatist groups)
      • People’s Liberation Army of Manipur (PLA) (insurgent group in Manipur state)
      • United National Liberation Front (UNLF) since 1964 (insurgent group in Manipur state)
      • People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) since 1977 (insurgent group in Manipur state)
    • Adivashi Peoples Army (APA) (laid down arms in January 2011)
    • All Adivashi National Liberation Army (AANLA) (laid down arms in January 2011)
    • Santhal Tiger Force (STF) (laid down arms in January 2011)
    • Birsa Commando Force (BCF) (laid down arms in January 2011)
    • Adivashi Cobra Military of Assam (ACMA) (laid down arms in January 2011)
    • Kuki Liberation Organisation (KLO) and its army wing Kuki Liberation Army (KLA) (laid down arms in January 2011)
    • Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA) (laid down arms in January 2011)
    • Hmar People’s Convention (HPC) (laid down arms in January 2011)
    • United Kukigam Defence Army (UKDA) (laid down arms in January 2011)
    • People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI)
    • National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) since 1989
    • All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF) since 1990
    • United People’s Party of Kangleipak (UPPK)
    • Naga Revolutionary Front (NRF)
    • Katampur Liberation Organization (KLO)
    • Tritya Prastuti Committee (TPC) or Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) maoist rebels, breakaway faction of the Communist Party of India (CPI)
    • Sometimes are reported clashes at border between India army and Pakistan army

    Indonesia 4

    • Free Papua Movement (FPM) o Free Papua Merdeka (OPM) o Organasi Papua Merdeka (OPM)
    • Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah or Jemaah Islamiah (JI), linked to al-Qaeda, since 1993
    • few separatist rebel groups in Aceh
    • FAI Informal Anarchist Federation, Indonesia Section

    Kazakhstan 1

    • Kazakh Mujahideen (islamist group)


    • Skirmishes at border between North Korea and South Korea

    Kyrgyzstan 1

    • Hizb ut-Tahrir (islamist group)

    Nepal 1

    • People’s Liberation Army (PLA), armed wing of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) since 1994 (signed peace agreement on January 2012)

    Pakistan 22

    • Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) since 1990
    • Shohad Brigade (maybe linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let))
    • Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) or Pakistani Taliban (ceasefire until April 10 2014)
      • Janud-e-Hafsa faction
    • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) South Waziristan (split from Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on May 28 2014)
    • Fights between regular army and talibans rebels in (South Waziristan since 2008)
    • Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) or Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) since 2000
    • Shahzain Bugti’s movement (Balochistan separatists)
    • United Baloch Army (UBA)
    • Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF)
    • Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)
    • Punjab Taliban or Tehrik-e-Taliban Punjab
    • Abdullah Azzam Shaheed Brigade (AASB) linked to al-Qaeda
    • Haqqani Network lead by Jalaluddin Haqqani in North Waziristan linked to al-Qaeda since 2006
    • Jihad Islami
    • 313 Brigade (a unit of organisation of Bangladesh militant group called Harkat-ul-Jihad al Islami (HUJI))
    • Lashkar-e-Jhangvi or Lashkar-e Jhangvi Al-Alami
    • Jund al-Khilafah or Soldiers of the Caliphate
    • Harkat-ul Mujahideen al-Alami
    • Lashkar-e-Islam (LEI) or Lashkar-e-Islami (LEI) or Lashkar-i-Islam (LEI)
    • Baloch Republican Army (BRA)
    • Sometimes are reported clashes between Pakistan army and India army, first war was on 1949

    Philippines 8

    • Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) since 1990 (islamic separatist group)
    • Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) since 1978 (islamic separatist group) Reached peace deal with government on October 2012. Signed peace agreement on January 25 2014 and March 2014.
    • Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) (breakaway faction from Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) that fights for a Bangsamoro independent)
    • Bangsamoro Islamic Liberation Movement (BILM) since 2011 (breakaway faction of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
    • Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) since 1969
    • Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) since 1994
    • Royal Army of the Sultanate of Sulu
    • Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) (truce with government since December 20 2012 to January 15 2013. Truce ended.)
      • New People’s Army (NPA) (armed wing since 1969)

    Sri Lanka 3

    • Upsurging People’s Force since 2006
    • People’s Liberation Front
    • Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)

    Tajikistan 3

    • Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) based in Tajikistan
    • Armed groups lead by Mirzokhouja Ahmadov and Mullo Sayriddin (surrendered to Government Forces on October 2010)
    • Islamic movement Hizb ut-Tahrir

    Thailand 10 (coup d’etat by army May 22 2014)

    • National Revolutionary Front Coordinate Patani Malay (BRN-C) or Barisan Revolusi Nasional Patani-Melayu-Koordinasi (BRN-Coordinate)
    • Barisan Revolusi Nasional Melayu Patani (BRN) or National Revolution Front (BRN) (March 2013 started peace talks)
    • BRN-Congress
    • BRN-Ulama
    • Pattani United Liberation Organisation (PULO)
    • Barisan Islam Pembebesan Pattani (BIPP)
    • Mujahideen Islamic Pattani Group (BBMP)
    • Pattani Independence Fighters seeks to create a state called Pattani Darulsalam (Islamic Land of Pattani)
    • Patani Liberation Army (PLA)
    • Runda Kumpulan Kecil (RKK) since 2004

    Uzbekistan 1

    • Uzbekistan’s Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) or Islamic Jihad Group (IJG)


    (9 Countries and 71 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved)

    Hot Spots: Chechnya (war against islamist militants), Dagestan (war against islamist militants), Ukraine (Secession of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic)

    France 2

    Since January 12 2013 french army along with malian army (with help of armies of others african countries) are fighting islamist radical groups that have seized north of Mali.
    • National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC) or Corsican National Liberation Front (FLNC) or Fronte di Liberazione Naziunale Corsu (FLNC) previously divided in Brigades Révolutionnaires Corses (BRC)
    • Armée de Libération Nationale Corse (ALNC) against french presence in the isle since 1976


    • After war between Georgia and Russia/Abkazia/South Ossezia in 2008, sometimes have been reported tensions at border

    Greece 15

    • Revolutionary Struggle (Ea) or Popular Struggle (Ea) or Group of Popular Fighters
    • Conspiracy of the Cells of Fire (Spf)
    • Sect of Revolutionaries (SR)
    • Zero Tolerance (anarchist group)
    • Cospirazione delle cellule di fuoco/Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/ Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale (IRF)
    • Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale (IRF)/ Cospirazione delle cellule di fuoco/ Gruppi rivoluzionari per la diffusione del terrore nucleo dei vandali.
    • Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale (IRF)/ Complicità terrorista guerrieri dell’abisso comando Severino di Giovanni
    • Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale (IRF)/Condotte devianti per la diffusione del terrorismo rivoluzionario/ Cellula d’azione anarchica
    • Cellula di Solidarietà Rivoluzionaria-Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)
    • Fronte Rivoluzionario Anarchico/condotte devianti per la diffusione del terrorismo rivoluzionario/Cellula di attacco riflessivo
    • FAI/Cell of Aggressive Coscience
    • Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale (IRF)/Cospirazione cellule di fuoco/ Gruppi rivoluzionari per la diffusione del terrore/ Cellula Anormal-Heretics
    • “Partnership of Anarchist Organizations” Wild Freedom
    • Instigators of Social Explosions
    • Fighting Popular Revolutionary Forces (extreme left)

    Italy 26

    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)//Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale (FRI) (FAI/FRI)
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Cellula Rivoluzionaria Lambros Fountas since 2003
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Cooperativa Artigiana fuoco e affini (occasionalmente spettacolare)/Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Brigata 20 Luglio/Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale (FRI)
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Sorelle in armi nucleo Mauricio Morales/ Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Solidarietà Internazionale
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Rivolta Animale
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Nucleo Rivoluzionario Horst Fantazzini
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Cellule contro il Capitale il Carcere i suoi Carcerieri e le sue Celle
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Cellule armate per la solidarietà internazionale
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Rivolta Anonima Terribile (RAT)
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Cellule metropolitane
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Narodnaja Vojla
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/Cellula Olga (maybe it refers on Olga Ekonomidou, member of Cospirazione delle cellule di fuoco - Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale (FAI-(FRI))
    • Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/gruppo 22 maggio (since May 2012)
    • Il Silvestre (anarchist ecologist group)
    • Gruppi armati patriottici (Gap) since 2011
    • Nucleo Galesi per i Pac (Proletari Armati per il Comunismo)
    • Movimento Armati Proletari
    • Movimento Fronte Rivoluzionario since 2011
    • Gruppi Armati Proletari (GAP) (since May 2012, to confirm reliability)
    • Brigate Rosse, Brigata Gino Liverani ‘Diegò’ (since May 2012, to confirm reliability)
    • Nar Nucleo Armato Rivoluzionario Giuseppe Valerio Il Giusta (Nar) (since May 2012, to confirm reliability)
    • Animal Liberation Front
    • New Red Brigade - C.A.C. or Nuove Brigate Rosse - C.A.C. (existence not confirmed)
    • Nuclei Operativi Armati (NOA) since February 19 2014 (existence not confirmed)


    • Clashes at Nagorno-Karabakh border between Armenia and Azerbaijan

    Northern Ireland 9

    • Ulster Defense Association (UDA) since 1971 claims its actions in Northern Ireland under name of Ulster Freedom Fighters (Protestant)
    • Red Hand Defenders since 1998 (Protestant)
    • Ulster Young Militants since 1974 (Protestant)
    • Ulster Resistance since 1989 (Protestant)
    • Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) (Protestant)
    • Orange Volunteers since 1998 (Protestant)
    • Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA) or The Continuity IRA since 1986 (republican paramilitary group)
    • Real Irish Republican Army or Real Ira since 1997 (Republican)
    • Irish Republican Army (created by former members of the Provisional IRA) since April 2011

    Russia 14

    • Caucasus Mujahideens also called Mujahideen of Idel Ural (Independentist chechen islamic militia in Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan since 1991)
    • islamic separatist Movement of North Caucasus Emirate (Independentist islamic militia chechen in Ingushetia and Dagestan since 1991)
    • Caucasus Emirate (Independentist chechen islamic militia in Chechnya)
    • Caucasus Emirate’s United Province of Kabarda, Balkaria and Karachays (KBK) or Command of Kabarda, Balkaria e Karachai Provinces
    • Riyad-us-Saliheen Martyrs’ Brigade (Ingush Mujahideen Commander)
    • Far Eastern guerrillas
    • Mujahideen Command of Province of Ingushetia or Mujahideen Command of the Province of Ghalghaycho of the Caucasus Emirate
    • Jamaat Nogai (Nogai Battalion) wahabite islamist group
    • Caspian terrorist group (present in Dagestan)
    • At-Takfir Wal-Hijra (maybe linked to egyptian group At-Takfir Wal-Hijra)
    • ELF Russia Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI)/International Network of action e solidarity/Fronte Rivoluzionario Internazionale
    • Tatarstan’s mujahedin (to verify if exists)
    • Vilayat Dagestan
    • Anars Al Sunna

    Spain 2

    • Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (Eta) Basque Country separatist group since 1968 (October 20 2011 has declared a definitive cessation of its armed activity)
    • Comando Insurrecional Mateo Morral (anarchist group)

    Ukraine 3

    • Rebels of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic
    • Rebels of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic
    • Popular Front Novorossia (army of European Federated States of Novorossia or New Russia, a new State create after a referedum not recognized with union of Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic in May 24 2014)


    (8 Countries and 180 between militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved)

    Hot Spots: Iraq (war against Islamic State islamist militants), Israel (war against islamist militants in Gaza Strip), Syria (civil war), Yemen (war against and between islamist militants)

    Iran 5

    • sunni group Jundallah or Soldiers of God or People’s Resistance Movement of Iran (PRMI) since 2003
    • Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistanê (PJAK) or Party of Free Life of Kurdistan since 2004
    • People’s Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) or Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) or Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) or Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) left-wing Islamic group or People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) or People’s Mujahideen Organisation of Iran (PMOI) (based in Iraq, but against Islamic Republic of Iran) since 1965
    • Jaish al-Adl or Jaish ul-Adl (Army of Justice) sunni insurgent group
      • Martyr Sheikh Ziaie brigade

    Iraq 39

    • Army
    • American/english Army
    • Sahwa a Qaim or Sahwa militia or Sons of Iraq or National Council for the Awakening of Iraq or Awakening Council (pro-government militia)
    • Peshmerga or Peshmerge (kurdish fighters) army of Kurdistan State inside Iraq
    • Kurdistan Democracy Party (KDP)
    • Kirkuk Resistance Units (KRU) (kurdish fighters)
    • Sinjar Resistance Units (YBŞ)
    • Maxmur (Makhmour) Resistance Forces
    • HPG-YJA STAR (Armed wing of PKK)
    • Iraqi Ketaeb Hezbollah (Shiite volunteers)
    • Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades), group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslims
    • Ba’athists
    • Wahhabiti
    • Salafi Islamists
    • Shia militias or Mahdi militia or Jaish al-Mahdi (JAM) led by Moqtada al-Sadr since 2003 (military activity suspended on 2008)
    • Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State (IS) or Ad Dawla al-Islamiyya/Islamic State (IS) or Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)
    • Mujahideen Shura Council (11 sunni groups)
    • Alliance Ilfh al-Motaiyabin (Alliance of scented)
    • Ansar al-Islam or Jund Al-Islam (Soldiers of Islam) (kurdish sunni islamist group) since 2001
    • Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization left-wing Islamic group or People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) (based in Iraq, but against Islamic Republic of Iran) since 1965
    • Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami (Helpers of Global Jihad)
    • Jaish al-Tariqa al-Nakshabandi or Jaysh Rijal al-Tariq al-Naqshabandi or Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order or Naqshbandi Army (sunni islamist militant group)
    • Asaib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) o Khazali Network (Shia Insurgent group)
    • Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance since 2004
    • al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI)
    • Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (”Group of Monotheism and Jihad”) or Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (QJBR) since 2004
    • al-Qaeda Kurdish Battalions (AQKB)
    • Southern State of al-Qaeda
    • Islamic Army in Iraq (IAI)
    • Badr Brigade (military wing of the Badr Organisation)
    • Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar
    • Army of Pride and Dignity (in Anbar Province) since April 2013
    • Front for Jihad and Change(formed by 8 groups)
      • 1920 Revolution Brigades
      • Jaish al-Rashideen
      • Jaish al-Muslimeen
      • Islamic Movement of Iraq’s Mujahideen
      • Jund al-Rahman
      • Saraya al-Dawa wa’l Ribaat
      • Empowerment Brigades
      • Battalions of Muhammed al-Fatih

    Israel 42

    • Hamas (since 1987) armed and political group
      • Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades (EQB) or Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades (EQB) or Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades (EQB) or al-Qassam Brigades (armed wing)

    • Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) (since 1970) armed group
      • Al-Quds Brigades (Jerusalem brigades) (armed wing)

    • The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) (since 2000) armed group
      • Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades (armed wing)

    • Al-Ahrar Movement
      • Al-Ansar Brigades (armed wing)

    • Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (since 1964) armed group
      • Marxist-secular Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (since 1967) armed group
      • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) or Popular Liberation Front of Palestine-General Command (PLFP-GC)
      • Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades (armed wing)
      • Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) (since 1969) political party
      • Abu Nidal organization (ANO) or Fatah - the Revolutionary Council (FRC) (since 1974) armed group
      • Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) (since 1977) armed group
      • Arab Liberation Front (ALF) (since 1969) political party
      • As-Sa’iqa or Vanguard for the Popular Liberation War (VPLW) (since 1966) political party
      • Palestinian Popular Struggle Front (PPSF) (since 1967) political party
      • Palestinian Arab Front (PAF) (since 1968) minor faction
        • Fatah or Movement for the National Liberation of Palestine (since 1960) political party
        • Tanzim (since 2000) militant armed faction
        • Force 17 (since 1970) (now as Palestinian Presidential Guard) armed group
        • Fatah Special Operations Group (Fatah-SOG) or Martyrs of Tel Al Za’atar, Hawari, and Amn Araissi (since 1970) armed group no more actvie
        • Ahmed Abu Reish Brigade armed group
        • Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (since 2000) armed group
        • Al-’Asifah (since 1964) armed wing
      • More armed groups:
        • Holy Jihad Brigades (since 2006) gruppo armato
        • Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna (Iraq salafi group that has a Gaza armed faction) armed group

      • Armed groups linked to al-Qaeda
        • Army of Islam (Jaysh al-Islam) or Organisation of al-Qaeda in Palestine or Palestine Army of Islam or Tawhid Al Jihad or Jihad Brigades operating in Gaza Strip (split by Al-Nasser Salah al-Deen Brigades). armed group
        • Jund Ansar Allah (Allah warriors) (since 2008) armed group
        • Fatah al-Islam (since 2006) armed group
        • Jaljalat (since 2009) operating in Gaza Strip. armed group
        • Lions of the mujahideen in Palestine (since 2010) armed group
        • Mohammed Bin Moslama Brigade (salafite group)
        • Abu al-Hareth
        • Jaysh al-Umma or Jaish al-Umma or Jaish al- Ummah or Army of the Nation or Army of the Faithful
        • Masada al Mujahideen
        • Jaish al Mu’minun or Jaish al-Muminun or Army of Believers
        • Jahafil Al-Tawhid Wal-Jihad fi Filastin o Tawhid and Jihad Group in Jerusalem o Tawhid and Jihad o One God and Holy War o The Armies of Monotheism and Jihad in Palestine
        • Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) or Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) or Mujahedeen Shura Council (MSC) or Magles Shoura al-Mujahedeen or Magles Shoura al-Mujahadin or Mujahideen Shura Council of Jerusalem (active also in Sinai-Egypt ad in Gaza Strip) since 2011

    Lebanon 10

    • Islamist group Fatah al-Islam since 200
    • Jund al-Sham
    • Osbat al-Ansar or Usbat Al-Ansar (Band of Supporters) since 1990
    • Hezbollah armed wing since (1982)
    • Brigades of Aisha or Battalions of Aisha
    • Free Sunni Brigades in Baalbek (since December 2013 to verify)
    • Abdullah Azzam Brigades or Abdallah Azzam Brigades since 2009 (linked to al-Qaeda):
      • Hussein bin Ali cells
    • Nusra Front in Lebanon
    • Marwan Hadid Brigades

    Saudi Arabia 1

    • Houthis rebels since 2009

    Syria 64

    (Civil war is going on) (Occasional clashes between turkish and syrian armies since October 2012)
    • Army
    • Syrian Resistance (Alawites, pro al-Assad):
      • al-Muqawamah al-Suriyah
      • al-Lijan al-Sha’biyah
      • Hezbollah (pro-Assad fighters from Lebanon)
      • Shabiha (pro-Assad fighters)
      • National Defense Army (milizia)
      • Iran provide logistic and operative help to syrian army
      • North Korea (yet to confirm) provide logistic and operative help to syrian army
    • Syrian Revolution Co-ordinating Union in north near Turkish border since 2011.
    • Free Syrian Army (FSA or Esl) called itself the “al-Farouq brigade of the Free Syrian Army” (FSA) since 2011:
      • Farouq Brigades or Al Faruq Brigade (present in Homs, Idlib and Aleppo)
      • Fallujah-Houran Brigade
    • Syrian Revolutionaries Front (alliance within Free Syrian Army formed by 14 armed groups)
      • Idlib Military Council
      • Syrian Martyrs’ Brigade
      • Ahrar al-Zawia Brigades
      • Ansar Brigades
      • Coming Victory Brigades
      • Seventh Division
      • Ninth Division of Aleppo
      • Farouq al-Shamal Battalions
      • Ghab Wolves Brigade
      • Idlib Martyrs’ Brigade
      • Ahrar al-Shamal Brigade
      • Riyad al-Salehin Battalions of Damascus
      • Farouq Battalions of Hama
      • Special Assignments Regiment of Damascus
    • Syrian Islamic Liberation Front (SILF)
      • Amjad Al Islam Brigade or Islam Brigade (Greater Glory of Islam Brigade)
    • Army of Islam (Jaish al-Islam) composed by almost 50 jihadist armed groups
      • Liwa al-Islam Brigade or Liwaa al-Islam Brigade
    • Islamic Front (new rebel group with almost 45.000 fighters, since November 2013)
      • Ahrar al-Sham or Ahrar Asham or Ahrar Asham (not jihadist, radical Salafist group)
      • Jaysh al-Islam
      • Sukour Al-Sham or Suqour al-Sham
      • Al-Tawhid Brigade or Al-Tawheed Brigade or Liwa al-Tawhid Brigate or Tawhid Brigade (not jihadist, present in Aleppo province)
      • Liwa Al-Haq or Liwa al-Haqq
      • Ansar al-Sham
      • Kurdish Islamic Front
      • Jund al-Aqsa
    • Syrian Islamic Front
      • Harakat Ahrar al-Sham al-Islamiyya
    • Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State (IS) or Ad Dawla al-Islamiyya/Islamic State (IS) or Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS or ISIL)
    • Al-Nusra Front or Jubhat al Nusra or Jabhat al-Nusra or Front for the Defence of the Syrian People since May 2012 (jihadist islamist group)
    • Hamza Abdualmuttalib (rebel jihadist group)
    • Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) or People’s Protection Unit (YPG) or People’s Protection Force (YPG) (armed wing of Kurdish Supreme Committee in Syria)
    • Yarmouk Martyrs’ Brigade
    • Revolutionary Movement in Syria
    • Ansar al Khilafah or Supporters of the Caliphate
    • Northern Storm Brigade
    • Liwa Al-Ansar (present in Aleppo and Idlib provinces)
    • Harakat Fajr Asham al-Islamiya (salafist group, present in Aleppo)
    • Harakat Al-Nour al-Islamiya (present in Aleppo)
    • Nour Al-Din Al-Zinki Battalion
    • Furqan Brigade (present in Damascus)
    • Furqan Brigade (Al Quneitra) (branch of Furqan Brigade, present in Golan)
    • 19th Division (present in Aleppo, linked with Ansar Brigade and part of Free Syrian Army)
    • Tajamu Fastaqm Kama Amart (present in Aleppo)
    • Ghuraba al-Sham or Ghurabaa al-Sham
    • Al Hijra Ila Allah or al-Hijra ila Allah
    • Mujahedeen Army
    • Regiment Bara Ben Malek (linked to al-Qaeda, to verify)
    • Jund Al-Aziz
    • Ansar Al-Haq
    • Fronte di Azione Islamico (IAF)
    • Democratic Union Party (PYD) (offshoot of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK))
    • Jabhat Al Akrad (Kurdish Front)
    • U.S.,Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and European countries provide logistic and operative help to syrian rebels

    Turkey 4

    (fights between regular army (Clashes between turkish and syrian armies since October 2012)
    • Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) rebels since 1978 (cease-fire concluded on February 2011. New cease-fire since March 21 2013)
      • People’s Defense Forces (HPG) (armed wing of PKK)
    • Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) since 2004
    • Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP/C) since 1978

    Yemen 16

  • Army
  • Al-Islah (sunni faction allied with government)
  • Al-Hashid sunni tribe or Hashed tribal federation (led by al-Ahmar family)
  • Salafi or takfiris (Sunni extremists Islamist group)
  • Popular Resistance Committees (pro-army militia)
    • al-Houthi or Houthis or Huthi or Huthis or Ansarullah or Hawthi Ansarullah or Zaidi rebels (Shiite Muslim rebels) since 2004
    • Shia rebels in the northern governorate of Saada
    • al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
    • Al-Janoob al-Har - the Free South (Southern separatist movement)
    • Southern Secessionist Movement or South Yemen Movement or Southern Separatist Movement or Harak (since 2007)
    • Aden-Abyan Army since October 2010
    • Ansar al-Sharia or Partisans of Islamic Law or Partisans of Sharia or Supporters of al-Sharia (linked with al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP))
    • Joint Meeting Parties (JMPs)
    • Islamic Jihad Group
    • Clashes between troops loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh against troops supporting Gen Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar who has defected to the opposition and tribesmen from the Hashid tribal confederation
    • Allied tribes of Hadramout (since January 2014)


    (5 Countries and 25 between drug cartels, militias-guerrillas, separatist groups and anarchic groups involved)

    Hot Spots: Colombia (war against rebel groups), Mexico (war against narcotraffic groups)

    Chile 2

    • Frente Internacional Rivoluzionario/Comando Insurrecional Aracely Romo
    • Comando 8 de dicembre Coordinamento Internacional FAI

    Colombia 3

    • Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) since 1964 (Peace-talks with government will be in Oslo on October 2012. Announced cease-fire since November 20 2012 to January 20 2013 and since June 9 2014 to June 30 2014)
    • National Liberation Army (ELN) since 1964
    • Los Urabeños paramilitary group since 2001

    Ecuador 1

    • Armed Revolutionary Insurgent Forces of Ecuador

    Mexico 17

    • Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ezln), peaceful revolutionary, active in Chiapas State since 1994
    • Sinaloa Cartel (Mexican drug Cartel)
    • Juarez Cartel (Mexican drug Cartel) with its armed wing La Linea
    • Los Zetas Cartel (Mexican drug Cartel)
    • Gulf Cartel (Mexican drug Cartel)
    • Tijuana Cartel (Mexican drug Cartel)
    • La Familia Cartel (Mexican drug Cartel)
    • Beltrán-Leyva Cartel (Mexican drug Cartel)
    • Celulas Autonomas de Revolucion Inmediata Praxedis G. Guerriero.
    • Federacion Anarquista Informal/Acrata
    • Frente de Liberacion de la Tierra (FLT)/ Red Internacional de accion y solidaridad Grupo Informal Anti-civilizacion
    • Frente de Liberacion de la Tierra (FLT)/ Federacion Anarquista Informal- Red Global
    • Nucleo Insurrecto Sole-Baleno de las Celulas Autonomas de revolucion inmediata Praxedis
    • Guerriero/FAI

    • Comando de Individuos Libres, Peligrosos, Salvajes e Incendiarios por la Peste Negra /FAI/Red Global
    • Ludditas contra la domesticacion de la naturalezza Salvaje/FAI/Red Global
    • Celula Eco Anarquista por el ataque directo/FAI/Red Global
    • Brigada de accion Revolucionaria por la propaganda por el hecho y la accion armada-Simon Radowisky/FAI/ Red Global

    Peru 2

    • Shining Path (Partido Comunista del Perú - Sendero Luminoso, PCP-SL) since 1969
    • Circulo de accion Iconoclasta/FAI


    Number of Countries involved in wars 63
    Number Militias-guerrillas and separatist groups involved 561

    Regions and autonomous provinces that are struggling for Independence:

    Autonomous region or province struggling for independenceCountry
    Western Sahara(Maroc)

    Autonomous region or province struggling for independenceCountry
    Shan State North
    Shan State South
    Chin State
    New Mon State
    Palaung State
    United Wa State
    Tamil(Sri Lanka)
    Patani Malay Nation(Thailandia)

    Autonomous region or province struggling for independenceCountry
    South Ossetia
    Northern Ireland(United Kingdom)
    Basque Country(Spain-France)
    European Federated States of Novorossia (formed by the union of Self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic and Self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic)(Ukraine)

    Middle East:
    Autonomous region or province struggling for independenceCountry
    Kurdistan(Iran, Iraq, Turkey)


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