What is a brief account of the conflict experienced in the Middle East since the 1990s?

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There have been many conflicts in the Middle East from 1990-2016. There have been many reasons for these conflicts. I will highlight a few of these conflicts for you.

In 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. This dispute began over an oil well near the border between these two countries. When Iraq invaded Kuwait, the United Nations joined the conflict to help free Kuwait from Iraqi rule.  The involvement of the United Nations forced Iraq to leave Kuwait.

There have been many battles between Israel and the Palestinians. The Palestinians have claimed that the land Israel has belongs to them. The Israelis believe the land is Israeli land. There have been many battles in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank as both sides have fought each other. The Second Intifada against Israel led to much fighting between the Israelis and the Palestinians. There also have been many terrorist attacks against Israel.

The United States invaded Iraq in 2003 beginning a war that lasted until 2011. We were looking for weapons of mass destruction. We also wanted to remove Saddam Hussein from power. We believed Iraq was supporting the actions of terrorist groups. While we didn’t find weapons of mass destruction, we did topple Saddam Hussein.

In 2011, there was an uprising in Egypt. This led to the toppling of the government of President Hosni Mubarak. Egyptians were unhappy with the lack of political reform and the lack of political freedom. They also were unhappy with the lack of economic reform. The protesters took to the streets and demanded the end of President Mubarak’s rule.

The most recent example of conflict can be seen with the rise of ISIS. ISIS began to seize control over some parts of Syria and Iraq. They have expanded their influence to other countries in the region, including Libya. They now are fighting many western countries, as they are opposed to western ways of living.

There have been many conflicts in the Middle East since 1990s. I have explained some of them. If you look at my sources, you will be able to find additional examples of conflict.

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