Sunday, September 04, 2011

A War You Probably Never Heard Of.....

Ecuador and Peru went at it back in 1995 in the Cenepa War.

After losing in wars to Peru over the disputed jungle territories in 1941 and 1981, Ecuador prevailed in 1995.

Ecuador won through the use of superior air power, including use of Kfir fighter-bombers and superior use of special and regular forces in prepared positions equipped with anti-air weapons as well as artillery against mainly Peruvian conscripts.

Around 500 soldiers died in the conflict, the majority of them Peruvians.

The war ended after two months of fighting with a final resolution of the long disputed border between the countries.

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