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In Africa and the Middle East, the violence killed thousands and displaced many others.

From Central Asia to the Americas, there were cartel wars, coups, border disputes, and skirmishes, some of which involved the world’s biggest military spenders.

We take a look at seven notable conflict zones and hot spots of 2020.

An Indian army convoy advances on the Srinagar-Ladakh highway in Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir.
An Indian army convoy advances on the Srinagar-Ladakh highway in Gagangeer, northeast of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP)

Tensions between the two powers flared during the northern summer, with fears that a protracted military conflict would break out.

The high-altitude confrontation between the Asian giants began in May with a fierce brawl and erupted into hand-to-hand combat with clubs, stones and fists on June 15 that left 20 Indian soldiers dead.

The territory has long been disputed, erupting into numerous minor conflicts and diplomatic disputes since the bloody war between the countries in 1962.

An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies overhead as US soldiers from Task Force Iron at Bost Airfield in Afghanistan look on.
An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies overhead as US soldiers from Task Force Iron at Bost Airfield in Afghanistan look on. (AP)

Afghanistan, the US and the Taliban

There is a generation of our children that has lived their entire lives while US the troops have fought in Afghanistan.

In what will be one of his final acts, President Donald Trump has asked to withdraw just over half of the 4,500 US troops in Afghanistan.

Some fear the withdrawal could potentially paralyze the Afghan National Army and trigger a resurgence of the Taliban.

People demonstrate in the street to protest against police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria
People demonstrate in the street to protest against police brutality, in Lagos, Nigeria (AP)

Supermodel Naomi Campbell helped bring Western attention to the cause, sharing videos of the violence on her social media platforms.

Dozens of protesters were killed during widespread demonstrations, and the government was accused of covering up the bloodshed.

Amnesty International claims that SARS has been responsible for many cases of torture and killings. The Nigerian government has announced that it would dissolve the unit.

The plastic-covered bodies lie on the ground in the rubble of a Houthi detention center destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes.
The plastic-covered bodies lie on the ground in the rubble of a Houthi detention center destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes. (AP)
In the fight between regional enemies Saudi Arabia and Iran, it is the Yemenis who have paid a terrible price.

In 2020, violence escalated and hardships were compounded by torrential rains, a fuel crisis, COVID-19, and desert locust infestations.

The Saudi-led coalition, which includes the United Arab Emirates, has been accused of war crimes. The Kingdom believed that Iran was trying to gain a foothold in the Arabian Peninsula through the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

A Syrian boy cycles through a devastated part of the old city of Homs, Syria.
A Syrian boy cycles through a devastated part of the old city of Homs, Syria. (AP)
The Syrian Civil War it has decimated the country for nine years, as internal and external factions fight for control.
The estimated death toll is now estimated at 400,000 people, but it could actually be much higher. According to the UN, 5.6 million people have fled Syria since the fight started.

President Bashar al-Assad appears to have emerged victorious.

Syrian government forces have retaken much of Syria, with the backing of their allies Russia and Iran, helping to tip the balance of power in their favor.

But large areas remain outside the control of the government, mainly in the north near the Turkish border.

A man has been arrested in connection with the massacre last year of nine American-Mexican Mormon citizens on a remote dirt road in northwestern Mexico.  In this photo, relatives of the dead examine one of the three vehicles that were attacked in the Mexican state of Sonora.
A man has been arrested in connection with the massacre last year of nine American-Mexican Mormon citizens on a remote dirt road in northwestern Mexico. In this photo, relatives of the dead examine one of the three vehicles that were attacked in the Mexican state of Sonora. (Getty)
In Mexico They are called “the disappeared”.
Almost 80,000 people have disappeared since drug wars among Mexico’s drug cartels it soared.

Nearly 7,000 people have disappeared in 2020 alone, likely buried in a shallow, shallow grave.

If not, it is very likely that the disappeared are hiding in mass graves.

From 2006 to 2020, Jalisco has exhumed the largest number of mass grave bodies of all the states of Mexico. There were 897 bodies exhumed in the state during that period, out of a total of 6,900 in the country.

In March 2017 to Common pit containing more than 250 human skulls was discovered in the state of Veracruz, in central Mexico.

Mexican drug cartels make between $ 25 billion and $ 39 billion annually from drug sales in the United States alone.

Search and rescue teams in Ganja, Azerbaijan, work at the site of the blast hit by a rocket during fighting over the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region on October 17.
Search and rescue teams in Ganja, Azerbaijan, work at the site of the blast hit by a rocket during fighting over the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region on October 17. (Getty)

Azerbaijan-Armenia dispute

The dispute dates back to the collapse of the Soviet Union, when Nagorno Karabakh declared its independence from Azerbaijan, sparking a violent conflict that ended in a shaky ceasefire in 1994.

Armenia backed Nagorno Karabakh, which established a de facto independence that is not recognized by most of the world.

Although it is within the Azerbaijani territory, the region is populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians.

At the time of publication, a fragile truce had been negotiated.

Japan - $ 66.3 billion

Countries with the highest military spending in the world


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