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How many wars are going on in the world right now?

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As of September 2014, there are 10 official wars and 8 active military conflicts recognized by the United States. There are also other violent conflicts involving 64 countries and 576 militias and separatist groups.

The four ongoing conflicts with the highest number of casualties (at least 10,000 deaths per year) are the Syrian Civil War, the civil war in South Sudan, the insurgency in Iraq, and the Mexican Drug War. These are followed by the war in Ukraine, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, civil wars in Libya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Pakistani and Afghan governments fighting with al-Qaeda, the Taliban and other terrorist groups.


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