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Uganda vs Tanzania

Years: 1978-1979
Battle deaths: 3,847 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Uganda, Tanzania

Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2014-08-10 17:26:30
The Uganda–Tanzania war (usually referred to in Uganda as the Liberation War) was fought between Uganda and Tanzania in 1978–1979, and led to the overthrow of Idi Amin’s regime. Idi Amin’s forces included thousands of troops sent by Muammar Gaddafi, and some Palestinian support.

Source: Wikipedia, published under the GNU FDL. Retrieved 2013-07-30


The armed conflict between Tanzania and Uganda concerned the so-called Kagera Salient, an 1800-square km strip of Tanzanian territory in the northwestern-most part of the country, bordering Uganda. While the territory had been claimed by Uganda many times before, it was not until in November 1978 that the country launched an invasion and declared the Salient to be an integral part of Uganda. After a Tanzanian counter-attack in mid-November the Ugandan forces were eventually pushed out of the region.

Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 2013-07-30) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University

(ADDITIONAL) SOURCES

Acheson-Brown

SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) ID: #118
Low: 3,000 High: 4,000

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NOTE ON NATION DATA

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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