The Middle-Eastern Conflict consisted of a series of wars from 2011 to 2016 with roots as far back as World War II. The first conflict encountered was the Khaled Al-Asad crisis. Warfare in the Middle East was prominent during Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. It was apparent that these conflicts took massive effects on the other parts of the world as well.
Coup d'etat in Saudi Arabia
On Day 1 of the earth-shaking Russian Civil War in 2011, Khaled Al-Asad successfully took control of Saudi Arabia in a bloody coup that took only one day to take control of Riyadh. With his speech coming from the televisions and megaphones throughout the city, his paramilitary force brutally slaughtered any civilians who did not follow the new rules put into place by the new controlling government. Yasir Al-Fulani, the former democratic president was taken captive during the short war and was beaten by his captors while awaiting execution. Al-Fulani was taken to the execution site, tied to a pole and executed by Al-Asad in front of Zakhaev and the rest of the world watching on national television.
On Day 2 of the conflict, America sent a mobilized invasion force near the Kuwait border to take Al-Asad out. After raiding a city and finding out that he was not in the TV station that they expected, it threw U.S. Command & Intelligence off. By Day 3, they moved to the western districts of Riyadh and in Operation: War Pig, they cleared a large number of OpFor soldiers and supporters out, but still with no sign of Al-Asad. After much coordination, they assumed that he must have been in the Basra Governorate of Iraq. They set up another invasion force and assaulted a large city, but before they could find Al-Asad, they located an armed nuclear weapon. Command immediately called the bomb-squads in and withdrew all military personal from the area. Unfortunately, it was too late. Over 30,000 U.S. causalities suffered from the explosion. It was unknown if the U.S. remained in that area of the Middle-East afterward. Khaled Al-Asad was later located by the SAS operatives in Northern Azerbaijan and was executed by John Price.
Conflicts during 2016
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During 2016, two major conflicts took place. The U.S. military attempted to clean the remaining OpFor out of Afghanistan and a small skirmish between the Russian Ultranationalists, American General Shepherd's private Shadow Company soldiers and the former Task Force 141 operatives went rogue and attempted to assassinate Shepherd. Two of the former operatives, identified as John "Soap" MacTavish and John Price successfully infiltrated Shepherd's base, chasing Shepherd. After a heated chase in a Zodiac, a helicopter crash and falling down a waterfall, Shepherd was finally killed by Soap MacTavish. Currently, both men are wanted war criminals for launching a nuclear missile, destroying the International Space Station and killing all aboard and the execution of General Shepherd.