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An organized, armed, and often a prolonged conflict that is carried on between states, nations, or other parties.

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Did Saddam Hussein kill 12,000 people in one day through the use of chemical weapons?

In March 2013, the AFP News Agency posted an interview with former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair: Tony Blair: Putin can't use Iraq invasion as justification for Ukraine | AFP. Blair stated: The idea ...
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Ben Shapiro: "I don't see a lot of calls for Putin to act with tremendous restraint"

Re 2024Mar Crocus City Hall attack, Ben Shapiro told Piers Morgan: "I don't see a lot of calls for Putin to act with tremendous restraint". See starting 15:11 in Piers Morgan vs Ben Shapiro |...
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Is the insurance cost for going through the Red Sea the determining factor why ships avoid it, and are insurance companies making a big profit there?

It's been claimed in a popular video on the FSK bridge as some side comments (towards the end, last 3 minutes or so) that The insurance companies are making money "hand over fist" in ...
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Does the RSF control 70% of Sudan's territory and 2/3 of its inhabitants?

There's embedded video at the end of this 24 Jan 2024 al-Jazeera article in a certain Waleed Mabido claims that Hemedti, the leader of the 'rebel' RSF, controls 70% of the territory of Sudan and "...
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Did an Egyptian dean of Islamic Studies say "we have the right to enslave Israeli women whom we captured in the war and enjoy them sexually"?

According to The Intellectual Extremism of Al-Azhar by Maher Jabra: The statements of the former Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies for Women at Al-Azhar University, Dr. Souad Saleh, supported ...
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Were 90% of Mariupol's apartment buildings destroyed during 2022 battles?

So I've encountered links to this 2023 Meduza publication on Politics.SE, which states: In 2022, when the city was the site of a months-long battle between invading Russian forces and the Ukrainian ...
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Did NATO bombs cause significant damage to Libya's water systems in 2011?

NATO intervened against Muammar Gaddafi in the 2011 military invention in Libya. The Great Man-Made River is a major irrigation project to supply fresh water across Libya. Human Rights Investigations ...
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Did Ferdinand Foch say "This is not peace. It is an armistice for twenty years"?

It is often said (e.g. [1], [2]) that, around the time of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Supreme Allied Commander Ferdinand Foch said "This is not peace. It is an armistice for twenty ...
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Did France refuse to interview the Belarusian mercenary pilots which killed 9 French soldiers, even though France allegedly had the opportunity?

An old story regarding the 2004 French–Ivorian mini-war. During those events 9 French soldiers were killed by two Su-25 jets, allegedly piloted by Belarusian mercenaries. According to Le Monde, one of ...
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Did the U.K. sabotage Russia/Ukraine peace deal in April?

According to the description of a video from the The Jimmy Dore Show YouTube channel, titled Revealed: U.K. SABOTAGED Russia/Ukraine Peace Deal In April!: Did you know that back in April, just a ...
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During the Iran-Iraq war, did the Iranians use small children to trip land mines planted by Iraq?

I'm reading one of Paul Theroux's books, which was published in 2006 during the height of the second Gulf War, and there is a passage in it in which the author apparently claims the activity described ...
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Did Pakistan shoot down an Indian Su-30 in 2019?

As of 2021 Radio Pakistan still claimed that in the 2019 shootout with India they shot down two IAF aircraft, a MiG-21 and a SU-30 PAF had shot down two Indian fighter jets namely MiG-21 and Su-30 ...
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Did Russia's parliament, Duma, propose invading Poland in 2022?

Twitter user @sentdefender, with >160K followers, recently tweeted The Russian State Duma has proposed that after the Invasion of Ukraine, that Poland be Invaded and denazified next due to their ...
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Does Elon Musk's Starlink system play a significant role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

The DW article Ukraine is using Elon Musk's Starlink for drone strikes about the use of Starlink to provide internet in Ukraine is suggesting that it is playing a role in, e.g., the way president ...
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Does Ukraine have more tanks now than it did at the beginning of the invasion? [closed]

During a war, one may expect tank counts for both sides to go decrease (i.e. as they engage in combat and are destroyed). MSNBC reports Forbes stating: The Ukrainian army has more tanks now than when ...
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Did a "KUB-BLA" AI powered "suicide" drone fly into Ukraine?

The Daily Star (a not particularly reputable source) has reported that a so-called AI-based "Suicide Drone" has been spotted in Ukraine. (Please excuse all the click-bait. The website is ...
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Are these maps captured Russian plans to invade Ukraine? [closed]

Pro-Ukrainian twitter user, @TruthsUnchained, tweeted: #BREAKING 📰 Russian battle plans captured, likely from one of the command vehicles captured. Battle plans were approved on January 18th and ...
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Did a Ukrainian woman tell a Russian solider in Kherson Oblast to put seeds in his pockets so flowers would grow when he dies in Ukraine?

Basically, is the following a real exchange, down to the details? Reported on Twitter with 1.1M views: Ukrainian woman confronts Russian soldiers in Henychesk, Kherson region. Asks them why they came ...
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Did a Turkish cargo ship get bombed in the Black Sea during the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

In a Discord server, someone pointed out the following article by Russian state news media about a Turkish cargo ship which was reportedly hit by a bomb on the way from Odessa to Romania: Turkish ...
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Did Pakistan supply any military aid to Azerbaijan during the second Karabakh war?

Pakistani troops fighting in Azerbaijan against Armenia, says report Pakistani troops fighting in Azerbaijan against Armenia, says report According to the above links, Pakistan sent soldiers to fight ...
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Are US Marines deliberately kept under-supplied so that they would be more combat aggressive?

I watched a TV series named Generation Kill based on the experiences of an embedded reporter during the invasion of Iraq in the 2003. The US Marines in the series often complain about lacking ...
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Did Syrian army Pantsir systems destroy 23 Tomahawks (using just 25 missiles) in an attack on Damascus?

It's been claimed in a Russian documentary that When NATO delivered a Tomahawk strike against Damascus, it was the Pantsir systems of the Syrian army that destroyed 23 targets, using just 25 missiles....
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Have 200+ Pakistani military personnel been killed in the past 6 months by "insurgents crossing the border"?

In an Aug 12 story, AP reported the claims of some Pakistani officials that Pakistan has its own concerns, accusing Afghanistan of harboring militants opposed to the Islamabad government. Pakistani ...
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Did some Liberian child soldiers have to gun down their parents in order to prove their loyalty to Charles Taylor?

Pro Publica writes about the Liberian civil war: Taylor commanded a pauper’s army that grew to thousands, led by a handful of trusted lieutenants, Libyan-trained mercenaries and professional military ...
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Did Pakistan lose each and every war it fought with India from 1947 to 1999?

The speaker in this video says that: The Pakistani army has lost every war it's fought with India from the original war in 1947 until the latest war in 1999 ... This is a recurring narrative that ...
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Has the US declared war since WWII?

On the Jan 11, 2020 episode of the podcast Lovett or Leave It, the host Jon Lovett said that the US hasn’t declared war since World War II. Is this true? People like to attack politicians for voting ...
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Did Turkey use poison gas against the Kurds in 1937-38?

Baki Tezcan writes in an LA Times opinion piece: In the 1920s and ’30s, Kurdish citizens of Turkey were brutally massacred in military responses to rebellions. Those uprisings were also ...
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Did the British navy fail to take into account the ballistics correction due to Coriolis force during WW1 Falkland Islands battle?

In Natural History magazine article, Neil DeGrasse Tyson claims the following: The military normally knows all about the Coriolis force and thus introduces the appropriate correction to all missile ...
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Was the first German bombing of London an accident?

A 2002 Telegraph article reports: The first German bombing of London on the night of Aug 24, 1940, was an accident but sparked a war of attrition that would last for five years. German aircraft ...
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Did WWII Japanese soldiers engage in cannibalism of their enemies?

This Cracked article claims that Japanese soldiers in WWII would eat prisoners of war. The article claims that there were a number of documented cases of Japanese soldiers engaging in cannibalism: ...
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Were some Russians killed in a fight with American forces in Syria in February 2018?

I just read a question on history stack exchange that linked to this Feb 2018 National Review article: On the night of February 7, “pro-regime” Syrian forces reportedly launched an assault on a “...
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Is there reliable evidence that depleted uranium from the 1999 NATO bombing is causing cancer in Serbia?

This year is the 20th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia/Serbia. At the moment, Serbian media outlets are focused on claims that depleted uranium in NATO bombs used during the bombardment ...
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Were more Americans fatally shot by March this calendar year than died during DDay as the Washington post claimed?

As above - seems either scary or unlikely? Is this claim accurate? Washington Post: More Americans were shot to death by March 6 this year than died on D-Day From the linked article:
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Have heroRATS cleared more than 100,000 mines?

From the Washington Post (emphasis added): The Belgian organization APOPO has been training its “heroRATS” to find land mines for 20 years, and it says the animals have helped clear more than 100,...
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Was the death rate in Boer War concentration camps the same as in Glasgow?

In a widely reported debate on BBC's Question Time, Conservative politician Jacob Rees-Mogg was accused of "justifying" the British use of concentration camps during the Boer War at the beginning of ...
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Does the US Army move tanks in bulk to Ukraine?

I know the site I am sharing is mostly fake news. For instance their latest claim (excerpt below) is not supported by any link to external source. But still, the claim was really alarming and I am not ...
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Did more Vietnam vets kill themselves after the war than died in it?

In his song 'Terrorist' the artist Lowkey asserts: When more Vietnam vets kill themselves After the war than died in it? Is this true?
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Did a group meditation in Delhi (1988-1990) influence the world peace? [closed]

Snippets from the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8SYlV3ihl4 at https://www.unify.org/ The concept of morphic resonance was widely promoted by banning the TEDx talk by Rupert Sheldrake: https:/...
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Was the UK's drive to acquire civilian metals to use in WW2 necessary for the war effort?

This question was asked here recently: Were World War II scrap drives in the United States truly necessary for the procurement of raw materials? And it has produced some very solid analysis and ...
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Was Robert Capa’s famous 1936 war photo “The Falling Soldier” a faked photo?

The photo in question (Death of a Loyalist Militiaman, Córdoba front, Spain (1936)) can be found here at The International Center of Photography and is also attached below. The question is: The core ...
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Did India conduct a fake military strike across the Western border in 2016?

On 29 September 2016 Indian government claimed that they conducted a 'Surgical Strike' (military operation) across the Western border with Pakistan. Pakistan military rejected the claim ...
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Did Pakistan military and allies rape 200-400 thousand women during the 1971 war?

A 2016 article from the Indian Express, When raped women and war babies paid the price of a new nation, refers to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and states: An official estimate of 200,000 to 400,...
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Did Churchill urge the US to ‘wipe out’ Moscow with an A-bomb

I read the following article: https://www.icij.org/blog/2014/10/churchill-urged-us-wipe-out-moscow-bomb/ from a seemingly reputable source (although it is a blog post). The key claim: Privately, ...
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Is the silence of BBC Radio a key test for UK (submarine) nuclear response?

A comment under a WorldBuilding.SE answer to the question What's the quickest way to tell if most of the people on Earth have disappeared? refers to the BBC Newsbeat article Trident: What are the ...
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Was the bombed Barzah scientific research centre inspected by OPCW in Nov 2017? [closed]

Was the bombed Barzah scientific research centre the same as the " Barzah facility" in this 23 March 2018 OPCW report stating (section 11): the second round of inspections at the Barzah and ...
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Was there a chemical attack in Syria in April 2018 and was Bashar al-Assad responsible for it? [closed]

Trump said in a tweet on April 8, 2008: Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it ...
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Did Churchill come up with the idea of using civilian vessels to evacuate those trapped at Dunkirk, as portrayed in Darkest Hour?

I just watched the movie, "Darkest Hour", about the first few weeks of Churchill's leadership during WWII. In it, Churchill is studying the map of Calais and Dunkirk when he seems to come up with the ...
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Did no genocide occur in Kosovo? [closed]

British Member of Parliament Llew Smith filed a motion in 2004 which is being talked about today because one of the MPs who signed in support of it was Jeremy Corbyn, now leader of the opposition of ...
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Was the Browning Automatic Rifle kept from US troops during WWI?

On the History Channel show Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 2 (S05E30) there is a segment on the French Chauchat rifle. Dr. Jack Atwater, former director of the US Army Ordnance Museum, makes ...
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Which secret societies is JFK denouncing in this speech? [closed]

I have a few friends who are strong believers of the existence of illuminati/nwo threats, and I occasionally am shown a video or two that is supposed to provide evidence of such. Whether such a group ...
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