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Ethiopia vs Eritrean Separatists ELF/EPLF

Years: 1964-1991
Battle deaths: 168,510 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Ethiopia, Eritrea

Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2014-08-12 00:12:58
"The conflict between Eritrean separatists and two successive Ethiopian regimes was fought out during three decades. Initially launched by ELF in 1961, the armed conflict was exceptionally bloody and involved much suffering for the civilian Eritrean population. In 1973 EPLF broke away from ELF and during the rest of the 1970s a factional conflict was fought alongside the one against the government. Cooperating with other rebels in the country, EPLF was able to defeat the military regime in May 1991 and Eritrea subsequently gained independence in 1993."

Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 2013-07-27) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University

SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) UCDP Battle-Related Deaths Dataset v.5-2014 (link) (1989-) ID: #78
Low: 168,507 High: 355,970

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NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.

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