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Old December 19th, 2015, 01:46 AM   #11

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Syria civil war. ISIS vs Assad vs Rebels. And now Turkey has to make it even more complicated.
Well spotted. The siege of Aleppo is seing a FOUR side battle, where every contestant have fought, at least once, against each oder:

1. The SAA
2. ISIS
3. Other Rebels
4. The Kurds
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Old December 19th, 2015, 03:11 AM   #12
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Yugoslavia in WWII. Ustashe against chetniks and partisans. Chetniks against ustashe, partisans and Germans in start of WWII. Partisans against Germans, Italians, chetniks, ustashe. Germans against partisans and chetniks in 1941, 1942. Albanian nationalists against chetniks and partisans (until middle of fifties). And so on...
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Old December 19th, 2015, 03:17 AM   #13

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If I understand the OP question: it is more about battles where three sides fought against each other.

Like an open battle, Middle Ages, where three armies suddenly meet each other to fight... that's very, very odd, I'm still thinking about that.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 03:41 AM   #14

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Well spotted. The siege of Aleppo is seing a FOUR side battle, where every contestant have fought, at least once, against each oder:

1. The SAA
2. ISIS
3. Other Rebels
4. The Kurds
well the rebels and the kurds arent fighting each other tho... in fact they seem to have some kind of an alliance
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Old December 19th, 2015, 04:13 AM   #15

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I read in John Prebbles 'The Lion in the North' about a battle in which two forces were fighting against each other, Picts and Scots, then a force of Vikings (not sure which) showed up and engaged and destroyed one side, then turned on and destroyed the other.
Not sure where and when this was though.

But yeah it's a very rare thing to happen.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 05:28 AM   #16

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Ww2 in Bosnia. Always very cunfusing. Germans against chetniks and partisans; chetniks against ustaše, partisans and Germans; partisans against everyone etc.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 05:43 AM   #17
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We have one going on at the moment, a 'satanic' nativity in protest of a 'regular' nativity, being protested by a group that wants NO nativity's! ALL on the lawn of the Capitol in Lansing! A '3-way' battle if there ever was one!
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Old December 19th, 2015, 11:48 AM   #18
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I'm sure there are people here who could describe the conflict better than myself - but check out the Ukrainian Insurgent Army in World War II. As near as I can tell the Ukrainians (Cossacks historically) were constantly fighting for liberation from the Polish and Russian states that held sway over that region between say 1500 and World War I. After the Bolshevik Revolution and the declaration of the Second Polish Republic, a new round of this same dynamic took hold with Ukraine being split between the two states following the Polish-Soviet War. With the coming of the Nazis in Operation Barbarossa in 1941 the Soviets were pushed out of Ukraine altogether. Though initially elements of the Ukrainian resistance welcomed the Nazis as liberators from both the Soviets and the Poles, this particular organization, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, came around to be in conflict with the Nazis, with the Soviets and with the Poles - all of whom were in conflict with one another. So, while I don't have a firm grip on the specifics of it, it seems that for many Ukrainians the years 1939-1945 and maybe later were spent basically being at war with all of the invaders to their aspired to country - and all of those powers being at war with one another.
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Old December 20th, 2015, 01:03 AM   #19

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Battle fought between 3 or more parties


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Yes. A free-for-all battle between more than 2 parties.
Hi everybody,
I recall you that the subject of this thread is about a BATTLE BETWEEN MORE THAN TWO PARTIES, not a war between more than two parties.
It seems very difficult to find example of such a BATTLE.
Until now only Pablo 668 succeded face to this difficult challenge (thank you Darth Raidius), my example about Algerian War being not very clear.
Good luck

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Old December 20th, 2015, 03:34 PM   #20

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well the rebels and the kurds arent fighting each other tho... in fact they seem to have some kind of an alliance
There has been pretty major fighting between the rebels and kurds in that region recently actually. If anything, it is the rebels and the government that have stopped fighting each other mostly.
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