Battle of Al-Safra

Battle of Al-Safra
Part of the Ottoman-Saudi War
Date1812
Location
Result

Saudi victory

  • The Ottomans moved back to Yanbu
Belligerents
Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1844–1922).svg Ottoman Empire Emirate of Diriyah
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1844–1922).svg Muhammad Ali
Flag of the Ottoman Empire (1844–1922).svg Tusun Pasha
Saud bin Abdulaziz
Abdullah bin Saud
Strength
10,000 men 10,000 men
Casualties and losses
5,000 killed[1] 600 killed

The Battle of Al-Safra, took place in 1812 when Tusun Pasha's forces with its artillery and equipment moved forward trying to recapture Medina and met with Saud Al-Kabeer forces in a Valley of Al-Safra (the yellow Valley). Saud's army started attacking the Ottomans with 200 cavalry and about 10,000 men and successfully defended Medina. After three days of fighting the Ottomans withdrew back to their bunker in Yanbu.[2]

References

  1. ^ The era of Muhammad Ali. Abd al Rahman al Rafai. p. 127
  2. ^ The era of Muhammad Ali. Abd al Rahman al Rafai. p. 127

Coordinates: 24°28′N 39°36′E / 24.467°N 39.600°E / 24.467; 39.600


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