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AK-47
The AK-47, or AK as it is officially known (Russian: Автома́т Кала́шникова, tr. Avtomát Kaláshnikova, lit. Kalashnikov's Automatic Rifle), also known as the Kalashnikov, is a gas-operated, 7.62×39mm
7.62×39mm
assault rifle, developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is the originating firearm of the Kalashnikov rifle
Kalashnikov rifle
(or "AK") family. Design work on the AK-47
AK-47
began in 1945. In 1946, the AK-47
AK-47
was presented for official military trials, and in 1948, the fixed-stock version was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army. An early development of the design was the AKS (S—Skladnoy or "folding"), which was equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock
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South Sudanese Civil War
South Sudan SPLA SSLM[1]  Uganda[2]  Egypt[3] (alleged) JEM[4] (alleged) SPLM-N[4] (alleged) UNMISS[5] Regional Protection Force[6] Rwanda  Ethiopia SPLM-IO[7] Nuer White Army[8] SSDM Cobra Faction[a] Greater Pibor Forces (since 2015)[10] Agwelek forces[13][14]TFNF[15] SSFDP[16] South Sudan
South Sudan
National Army[17][18] NAS[19] (since March 2017) Arrow Boys (since Nov
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East Prigorodny Conflict
The East Prigorodny Conflict, also referred to as the Ossetian-Ingush Conflict, was an inter-ethnic conflict in the eastern part of the Prigorodny district in the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, which started in 1989 and developed, in 1992, into a brief ethnic war between local Ingush and Ossetian paramilitary forces. "Human Rights Watch/Helsinki" takes no position on the ultimate status of the Prigorodnyi region. Human Rights Watch/Helsinki report investigates human rights violations committed by all parties to the conflict from 1992 to 1996, its major emphasis is on the events between October 31, 1992 and November 30, 1992, on the process of return for the displaced, and on attempts to bring to justice those who committed criminal acts connected with the conflict
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Second Sudanese Civil War
Stalemate[4]Comprehensive Peace Agreement Eastern Sudan
Sudan
Peace Agreement Independence of the Republic of South Sudan
Republic of South Sudan
following a 2011 referendum Sudan–SPLM-N conflictBelligerent
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Somali Civil War
Ongoing conflict[nb 1]Fall of the Supreme Revolutionary Council Consolidation of states Conflict between radical Islamists and the government De facto independence of Somaliland New governmentBelligerents1986–91: Somali Democratic Republic
Somali Democratic Republic
(until 1991)SNAAllied rebel groups:SNF (after 1991)1986–91: Armed rebel groups: SSDF SNM SPM USC1992–95:  United NationsUNOSOM I Unified Task Force UNOSOM II1992–93: USC2006–09: Transitional Federal Government  Ethiopia AMISOM Allied armed groups:
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Algerian Civil War
Government victoryFIS victory in 1991 election cancelled by military coup, formation of FIS loyalist guerrillas GIA radicals declare war on FIS in 1994 after negotiations with government Spillover to France
France
with Air France
France
Flight 8969, 1995 Paris
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Abkhaz–Georgian Conflict
 Abkhazia CMPC (1992-93) Russia1 Georgia  Ichkeria UNA-UNSO
UNA-UNSO
(1992-93)1Involvement prior to 2008 disputed; discussed in the articles about the conflict, particularly hereHistory of GeorgiaPrehistoric GeorgiaShulaveri-Shomu culture Kura–Araxes culture Trialeti culture Colchian culture DiauehiAncient historyColchis Kingdom of Iberia Roman Georgia Lazica-Egrisi Sasanian Iberia Christianization of IberiaMiddle AgesPrincipality of Iberia Arab rule in Georgia Emirate of Tbilisi Bagrationi dynasty Kingdom of Abkhazia Kingdom of the Kartvels Duchy
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Georgian–Ossetian Conflict
The Georgian–Ossetian conflict
Georgian–Ossetian conflict
is an ethno-political conflict over Georgia's former autonomous region of South Ossetia, which evolved in 1989 and developed into a 1991–1992 South Ossetia
South Ossetia
War. Despite a declared ceasefire and numerous peace efforts, the conflict remained unresolved
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Georgian Civil War
Gamsakhurdia's government in exileNational Guard of Georgia State CouncilGeorgian Defense Ministry forces Internal Troops of Georgia National Guard of Georgia Mkhedrioni Russia South Ossetian Separatists Abkhaz separatists Confederation of Mountain Peoples of the CaucasusCommanders and leaders Zviad Gamsakhurdia Loti Kobalia Zurab Iremadze Akaki Eliava Eduard Shevardnadze Jaba Ioseliani Tengiz Kitovani Shota Kviraia Giorgi Karkarashvili Boris Yeltsin Lyudvig Chibirov Vladislav Ardzinba Musa Shanibov Shamil Basayevv t ePost-Soviet conflicts1990sNagorno-Karabakh War War in South Ossetia Georgian Civil War War in Abkhazia
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Tajikistani Civil War
Military stalemateUnited Nations-sponsored armistice "Comprehensive Peace Agreement" signed Rahmon wins the 1999 Tajik presidential election The United Tajik Opposition is promised 30% of the ministerial positions[5]Belligerents TajikistanPopular Front[1] Russia  Uzbekistan  Kazakhstan  Kyrgyzstan Armenian mercenaries and Armenian communities in Central AsiaUnited Tajik Opposition IRP Democratic reformists Gorno-Badakhshan[2] Jamiat-e Islami Islamic State of Afghanistan Taliban
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Transnistria War
Russo-Transnistrian victory Transnistria
Transnistria
becomes a de facto independent republic, but remains internationally recognised as part of MoldovaBelligerents Transnistria Russia Russian and Ukrainian volunteers Supported by: Commonwealth of Independent States  Moldova Romanian volunteers Supported by:  RomaniaCommanders and leaders Igor Smirnov Alexander Lebed Mircea SnegurUnits involved Transnistrian militiasRepublican Guard PMR Ministry of Internal AffairsPolice Russian Armed Forces 14th Guards Army (elements)[1] Russian volunt
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1991–1992 South Ossetia War
The 1991–1992 South Ossetian War (also known as the First South Ossetian war) was fought as part of the Georgian-Ossetian conflict between Georgian government forces and ethnic Georgian militia on one side and the forces of South Ossetia
South Ossetia
and ethnic Ossetian militia who wanted South Ossetia
South Ossetia
to secede from Georgia and become an independent state on the other. The war ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire, signed on 24 June 1992, which established a joint peacekeeping force and left South Ossetia
South Ossetia
divided between the rival authorities.Contents1 Background 2 Combatants 3 The war 4 See also 5 ReferencesBackground[edit] Following the breakdown of the Tsarist regime in Russia, South Ossetians
Ossetians
allied with the Russian Bolsheviks, fighting a war against the newly independent Menshevik
Menshevik
Georgia
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Second Liberian Civil War
LURD/MODEL victoryCharles Taylor exiled to Nigeria Transitional Government of Liberia installed Accra Peace Agreement signed United Nations Mission in Liberia deployedBelligerents Liberian governmentArmed Forces of Liberia ATU SOD SSS NPFL militias RUFRebel groups:LURD MODELSupported by: Sierra Leone Guinea  United Kingdom  United StatesCommanders and leaders Charles Taylor Benjamin Yeaten Chucky Taylor Sam Bockarie  Sekou Conneh Thomas NimelyCasualties and losses150,000–300,000 people killed[2]The Second Liberian Civil War began in 1999 when a rebel group backed by the government of neighbouring Guinea, the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), emerged in northern Liberia
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War In Abkhazia (1998)
The War in Abkhazia
Abkhazia
in 1998 took place in the Gali district of Abkhazia, after ethnic Georgians
Georgians
launched an insurgency against the Abkhazian secessionist government
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First Chechen War
Chechen
Chechen
victoryKhasav-Yurt Accord Russia– Chechen
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Second Chechen War
Decisive Russian victoryEstablishment of a pro-Russian Chechen government Territorial integrity of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
is preserved Ongoing low-level insurgencyBelligerents Russian Federation Chechen Republic Chechen Republic
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