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North Africa

Punic Wars - Punic Wars Decoration

Background

North Africa was a major area of conflict during the Punic Wars and was home to not only the Carthaginians but their allies such as the Berbers, Numidians and other African allies of Carthage which was located on the coast of the Mediterranean.

North African peoples such as the Berbers in the area around Carthage were loosely associated with Carthage.[10] In the midst of the First Punic War some tribes would rebel against Carthage, opening a second front while the Carthaginians battled the Romans in Sicily.

First Punic War

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During the First Punic War some of the North African tribes would rebel against the Carthaginians which allowed the Romans to open up a second front on North Africa while they also fought in Sicily.

Mercenary War

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Third Punic War

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