IRRC No. 857

Asymmetrical warfare from the perspective of humanitarian law and humanitarian action

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The fateful events of 11 September 2001 epitomized a situation that confronts the ICRC in its work in many conflict zones all over the world, namely asymmetrical warfare. The belligerants are unequal, they have disparate aims and employ dissimilar methods to pursue their tactics and strategies.

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