War Database Update Log 2017
By: Jon Brunberg | posted: 6/4/2017 12:50:27 PM
The update of the war database has commenced and will continue for the month of June 2017. It will begin with battle-related fatalities from UCDP:s battle-related deaths dataset covering the wars of 2015. As usually updated figures regarding battle-deaths, one-sided violence and non-state conflicts will be published continuously, conflict-by-conflict, which makes the total number of deaths incomplete during the update period. This log contains information about the process including updated articles and website functions.
Update Log 2017
June 4, 2017
We are currently updating the war database with data from the UCDP battle deaths related dataset version 5-2015. Updated records are marked with a grey U in the list of wars.
June 6, 2017
The update of the UCDP battle deaths related dataset is complete. The following major changes were made:
The article on Georgia's civil war was expanded to include also the Russo-Georgian war of 2008. The article has been rewritten to reflect those changes.
The article on the war between the governments of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), more commonly known as Boko Haram has been completely rewritten.
The article on Croatia's war against Serbian irregular forces 1992-95 and Serbias's war with Croatian irregular forces 1991-92 has been merged into one article.
Senegal's conflict with MFDC in the Casamance region is considered a low-intensity, minor conflict and has been removed from the list of wars.
June 10, 2017
The inclusion of UCDP:s one-sided violence dataset with data for 2015 has begun. This is a rather time-consuming part of the update. In contrary to the PNWM List of Wars, UCDP do not attribute instances of one-sided violence to a specific state-based armed conflict. To assure that such instances are correctly referenced in the list of wars, many actor-years unfortunately have to be omitted.
The ongoing conflicts in Syria (since 2011), Iraq (since 2003) and the campaign against the Islamic State West Africa Province (formerly known as Boko Haram) by a coalition formed by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon (since 2009) has been updated and articles for these wars rewritten to reflect the latest developments.