List of conflicts in Asia

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This is a list of wars and conflicts in Asia, particularly East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Russia. For a list of conflicts in Southwest Asia, see List of conflicts in the Near East for historical conflicts and List of conflicts in the Middle East for contemporary conflicts.


West Asia[edit]


Sinai insurgency


Early Dynastic Period of Sumer[edit]

Lugal-Zage-Si's domains (red), c. 2350 BC

Akkadian Empire[edit]

Map of the Akkadian Empire (brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows)

Gutian period of Sumer[edit]

Fifth Dynasty of Uruk[edit]

Neo-Sumerian Empire[edit]

Map showing the Ur III state and its influence sphere

Dynasty of Isin[edit]

Paleo-Babylonian Empire[edit]

Kassite period of Babylonia[edit]

The extent of the Babylonian Empire during the Kassite dynasty

Fourth Babylonian Dynasty[edit]

Meso-Assyrian Empire[edit]

Neo-Assyrian Empire[edit]

Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.

Neo-Babylonian Empire[edit]

Achaemenid Province of Athura[edit]

Macedonian Empire[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Parthian Empire[edit]

Roman Province of Mesopotamia[edit]

Sasanian Province of Asorestan[edit]

Julian's unsuccessful campaign in 363 resulted in the loss of the Roman territorial gains under the peace treaty of 299.
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn al-Walid's conquest of Iraq in 633

Rashidun Caliphate[edit]

Expansion of Rashidun Caliphate

Umayyad Caliphate[edit]

The Caliphate at the beginning of the Abbasid revolt, before the Battle of the Zab.

Abbasid Caliphate[edit]

Mongol Empire[edit]

Expansion of the Mongol Empire

Ottoman Iraq[edit]

July 1915, British offence in Iraq during World War I

Occupied Enemy Territory Administration[edit]

Kingdom of Iraq[edit]

Ba'athist Iraq[edit]

Ground troop movements 24–28 February 1991 during Operation Desert Storm
Map of the invasion routes and major operations/battles of the Iraq War as of 2007.

Coalition Provisional Authority[edit]

Republic of Iraq[edit]


Chalcolithic period of Mesopotamia[edit]

Akkadian Empire[edit]

Sargon of Akkad's conquests.

Hittite Empire[edit]

The Assyrians, the Mitanni, the Egyptians, and the Hittite Empire in the 14th century BCE

Neo-Assyrian Empire[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Syrian Arab Republic[edit]


Early Dynastic Period of Sumer[edit]

Fourth Babylonian Dynasty[edit]

Achaemenid Empire[edit]

The Median Empire about 48 years before the Persian Revolt

Macedonian Empire[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Kingdoms of the Diadochi after the Battle of Ipsus, c. 301 BCE.
  Kingdom of Ptolemy I Soter
  Kingdom of Cassander
  Kingdom of Lysimachus
  Kingdom of Seleucus I Nicator

Parthian Empire[edit]

Sasanian Empire[edit]

Rashidun Caliphate[edit]

The Rashidun Empire reached its greatest extent under Caliph Uthman, in 654.

Umayyad Caliphate[edit]

Abbasid Caliphate[edit]



The Egyptian Empire at its maximum territorial extent in the 15th century BCE

Confederated Tribes of Israel[edit]

United Kingdom of Israel and Judah[edit]

Different interpretations of what the Bible says about the extent of King David's empire

Kingdom of Judah[edit]

Neo-Assyrian Empire

Babylonian Province of Yehud[edit]

Persian Province of Yehud Medinata[edit]

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Hasmonean Kingdom[edit]

Herodian Kingdom of Israel[edit]

Roman Tetrarchy of Judea[edit]

Roman Province of Judea[edit]

Roman Province of Syria Palaestina[edit]

Byzantine Province of Palaestina Prima[edit]

Rashidun Province of Jund Filastin[edit]

Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn al-Walid's invasion of Northern Syria
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn Walid's invasion of Northern Syria.

Abbasid Province of Jund Filastin[edit]

Kingdom of Jerusalem[edit]

The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the other Crusader states in the context of the Near East in 1135
The 1260 Mongol offensives in the Levant. The early successful attacks on Aleppo and Damascus led to smaller attacks on secondary targets such as Baalbek, al-Subayba, and Ajlun as well as raids against other Palestine towns, perhaps including Jerusalem. Smaller raiding parties reached as far south as Gaza.

Ottoman Eyalet of Damascus[edit]

Ottoman Vilayet of Syria[edit]

State of Israel[edit]



Hittite Empire[edit]

The Hittite Empire, c. 1400 BCE (shown in Blue).

Kingdom of Diaokhi[edit]

Lydian Empire[edit]

Achaemenid Empire[edit]

Macedonian Empire[edit]

The Siege of Miletus and the Battle of Issus are shown on this map of the Achaemenid Empire around the time of Darius the Great and Xerxes.

Seleucid Empire[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]

Expansion of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire

Kingdom of Pontus[edit]

Roman Empire[edit]

Byzantine Empire[edit]

Territorial development of the Roman Empire between the years CE 300 and 1453 (Animated map).

Seljuq Empire[edit]

Seljuk Empire in its zenith in 1092, upon the death of Malik Shah I

Sultanate of Rum[edit]

Expansion of the Sultanate of Rum in c. 1100–1240

Latin Empire[edit]

Ottoman Empire[edit]

Greatest extent (red) with vassal states (light red) of the Ottoman Empire in 1590s.

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Muhammad in Medina[edit]

Conquests of Muhammad and the Rashidun

Civil wars of the Early Caliphates[edit]

Map detailing arenas of Ridda campaigns.

Rashidun Caliphate[edit]

Umayyad Caliphate[edit]

Abbasid Caliphate[edit]

First Saudi state[edit]

Ibrahim Pasha's Campaign against the Saudis in Nejd
  • 1746 Battle of Riyadh
  • 1764 Battle of Al-Hayer
  • 1789 Battle of ghrimeel
  • 1793 Ibn Ufaisan's Invasion
  • 1793 – 1798 Invasion of Qatar
  • April 21 – 1802 or 1801 Invasion of Karbala
  • 1811 Battle of Khakeekera
  • Early 1811 – 1818 Ottoman–Saudi War

Second Saudi state[edit]

  • 1821 – 1824 Rebellion against Egypt Eyalet
  • 1865 – 1875 Royal Civil War
  • 1870 – 1871 Al-Hasa Expedition
  • 1883 Battle of Arwa
  • 24 January 1891 Battle of Mulayda

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia[edit]

Mongol Empire[edit]


Central Asia[edit]



Sogdia, c. 300 BC.

Greco-Bactrian Kingdom[edit]

Yuezhi Kingdom[edit]

The migrations of the Yuezhi through Central Asia, from around 176 BC to AD 30.

Indo-Greek Kingdom[edit]

Kushan Empire[edit]

Rouran Khaganate[edit]

Göktürk Khaganate[edit]

Khwarazmian dynasty[edit]

Mongol Empire[edit]

Timurid dynasty[edit]

Zunghar Khanate[edit]

Russian Empire[edit]

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics[edit]



Afghan Empires and the Great Game[edit]

Russian Empire[edit]

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics[edit]



The Dayuan (in Ferghana) was one of the three advanced civilizations of Central Asia around 130 BCE, together with Parthia and Greco-Bactria, according to the Chinese historical work Book of Han.





East Asia[edit]

Mainland China (People's Republic of China)[edit]

Longshan culture[edit]

Xia dynasty[edit]

Shang dynasty[edit]

Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang found primarily in the Yellow River Valley

Zhou dynasty[edit]

Qin dynasty[edit]

Qin dynasty, c. 210 BC.

Han dynasty[edit]

The Han Empire in 87 BCE (core provinces in brown), with commanderies (red dots) and protectorates (green dots) shown

Wei dynasty[edit]

The territories of Cao Wei (in yellow), 262 CE.

Jìn dynasty[edit]

Liu Song dynasty[edit]

Sui dynasty[edit]

Tang dynasty[edit]

Emperor Taizong's campaign against the oasis states (640–648)
China under the Tang dynasty c. 700 AD

Song dynasty[edit]

Liao dynasty[edit]

Jin dynasty[edit]

Yuan dynasty[edit]

Yuan dynasty in 1294

Ming dynasty[edit]

Qing dynasty[edit]

The Qing Empire in 1890

Republic of China[edit]

People's Republic of China[edit]

Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.

Taiwan (Republic of China)[edit]




South Asia[edit]


Kingdom of Magadha[edit]

Maurya Empire[edit]

Indo-Scythian Kingdom[edit]

Gupta Empire[edit]

Empire of Harsha[edit]

Umayyad Caliphate[edit]

Abbasid Caliphate[edit]

Delhi Sultanate[edit]

Vijaynagara Empire[edit]

1336–1646 Vijayanagara Empire conflicts

Mughal Empire[edit]

Maratha Empire[edit]

Sikh Empire[edit]

Company rule in India[edit]

British Raj[edit]

Dominion of India[edit]

Republic of India[edit]





Sri Lanka[edit]

Southeast Asia[edit]


Kingdom of Funan[edit]

Chenla Kingdom[edit]

Khmer Empire[edit]

900 AD
Red: Khmer Empire
Light green: Haripunjaya
Yellow: Champa

French Indochina[edit]









North Asia[edit]



Rouran Khaganate[edit]

Turkic Khaganate[edit]

Turkic khaganates c. 600 CE

Uyghur Khaganate[edit]

Mongol Empire[edit]

Golden Horde[edit]

Grand Duchy of Moscow[edit]

Tsardom of Russia[edit]

Territory of Muscovy / Russia in       1500,       1600 and       1700.

Russian Empire[edit]

Map of the Russian Empire showing any and all territory and immediate influence it possessed regardless of time period.
  Spheres of influence

Russian Republic[edit]

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics[edit]

Russian Federation[edit]

  • Kuril Islands Dispute (ongoing)

Chronological list of wars[edit]

20th century[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]