Timeline of Kurdish uprisings

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838–841 [1] Yazidi uprising against the Abbasids Abbasid Caliphate Suppressed
955–1071 [2] [3] [4] War against the Musafirid. Rawadid dynasty Victory
1045 Battle of Dvin Shaddadids Victory
990–1085Kurdish uprising The Marwanids Victory, led to the birth of the Marwanids dynasty
1506–1510Kurdish-Yazidi uprising against the Safavids [5] Safavid Flag.svg Safavid Persia Suppressed when the Yazidi leader, Shír Ṣárim, was defeated in battle.
1609–1610 Battle of Dimdim [6] Safavid Flag.svg Safavid Persia Suppressed
1775 Bajalan uprising [7] Zand Dynasty flag.svg Zand dynasty Suppressed
1806–1808 Baban uprising [8] Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1517-1844).svg Ottoman Empire Suppressed
1880–1881 Revolt by Sheikh Ubeydullah of Nehri against the Qajars. [9] [10] State Flag of Iran (1924).svg Qajar Persia & Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1517-1844).svg Ottoman Empire Defeat
late 1890s – 1900 Shekifti rebellion [11] Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1844-1922).svg  Ottoman Empire Suppressed
Early March – 4 April 1914 Bitlis uprising Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1844-1922).svg  Ottoman Empire Suppressed
1914 – 1917 Kurdish rebellions during World War I Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1844-1922).svg  Ottoman Empire Establishment of a quasi-independent Kurdish state until 1919
1919–1922 – First Mahmud Barzanji RevoltFirst Mahmud Barzanji revolt Flag of Iraq (1924-1959).svg Kingdom of Iraq Suppressed
1918–1922First Simko Shikak revolt Flag of Persia (1910).svg Qajar Persia Suppressed
1918–2003 Iraqi–Kurdish conflict Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Victory
1918–present Kurdish–Iranian conflict Flag of Persia (1910).svg Qajar Persia Ongoing
6 March – 17 June 1921 Koçgiri rebellion Ottoman flag alternative 2.svg Turkey Suppressed
November 1922 – July 1924Second Mahmud Barzanji revolt Flag of Iraq (1924-1959).svg Kingdom of Iraq, Flag of kurdistan-1922 1924.svg Kingdom of Kurdistan Creation of the Kingdom of Kurdistan [12] [13]
August 1924 Beytussebab rebellion Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Suppressed
8 February – March 1925 Sheikh Said rebellion [14] Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Suppressed
1926Second Simko Shikak revolt Flag of Persia (1910).svg Pahlavi Persia Suppressed, Simko Shikak flees to Mandatory Iraq
October 1927 – September 17, 1930First, second and third Ararat rebellion [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] Kurdish flag (1932).png Republic of Ararat, Flag of Turkey.svg Republic of Turkey Suppressed, Republic of Ararat disbanded.
1931–1932 Ahmed Barzani revolt Flag of Iraq (1924-1959).svg Kingdom of Iraq Suppressed, low-level insurgency continues through 1933, another revolt by Barzanis erupts in 1943
1935 Yazidi revolt of 1935 Flag of Iraq (1924-1959).svg Mandatory Iraq Suppressed
20 March – November, 1937 and 2 January – December, 1938 Dersim rebellion Flag of Turkey.svg Republic of Turkey Suppressed, see Dersim Massacre
1941–1944 Hama Rashid revolt Flag of Persia (1910).svg Pahlavi Iran Suppressed, Hama Rashid driven into Iraq
November 1945 – December 15, 1946 Iran crisis of 1946 [20] State Flag of Iran (1925).svg  Pahlavi Iran, Flag of the Republic of Mahabad.svg Republic of Mahabad Creation of the Soviet-backed Republic of Mahabad, revolt later suppressed
11 September 1961 – 1970 First Iraqi–Kurdish War Flag of Iraq 1959-1963.svg Republic of Iraq Stalemate, led to the Iraqi-Kurdish Autonomy Agreement of 1970
1967 1967 Kurdish revolt in Iran State Flag of Iran (1925).svg Pahlavi Iran Suppressed
April 1974 – 1975 Second Iraqi–Kurdish War Flag of Iraq (1963-1991).svg Iraq Suppressed, the Iraqi government re-establishes control over Kurdistan
1976–1978 PUK insurgency Flag of Iraq (1963-1991).svg Iraq Indecisive, led to the Kurdish rebellion of 1983
1979 1979 Kurdish rebellion in Iran Flag of Iran.svg Iran Suppressed
1983–1985 Kurdish rebellion of 1983 Flag of Iraq (1963-1991).svg Iraq Indecisive, led to the Al-Anfal Campaign
15 August 1984 – present Kurdish–Turkish conflict Flag of Turkey.svg Republic of Turkey Ongoing [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27]
1986–1996 KDPI insurgency Flag of Iran.svg Government of Iran Suppressed; KDPI announces unilateral cease-fire in 1996
1 March – 5 April 1991 1991 Iraqi uprisings Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg Ba'athist Iraq, Flag of Kurdistan.svg Iraqi Kurdistan Victory; establishment of the Kurdish Autonomous Republic, also known as Iraqi Kurdistan
March 2004 2004 Qamishli riots Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Suppressed
1 April 2004–present Iran–PJAK conflict Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Ongoing
19 July 2012–present Rojava conflict of the Syrian civil war Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Kurdish fighters have taken control of 365 towns and villages in Syrian Kurdistan and 2 districts in Aleppo by September 2012. [28]
24 July 2015 – present Kurdish–Turkish conflict Flag of Turkey.svg Republic of Turkey Ongoing
19 April 2016 – present Western Iran clashes Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Ongoing
24 August 2016 – 29 March 2017 Turkish military intervention in Syria Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Turkish-led gains against ISIL, status quo ante bellum against SDF
15 – 27 October 2017 2017 Iraqi–Kurdish conflict Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq, Flag of Kurdistan.svg  Iraqi Kurdistan Ceasefire

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