Battle of Medina (1812)

Battle of Medina (1812)
Part of the Ottoman–Saudi War
Medina under Ottoman rule
DateNovember 1812
Medina, western Arabia
Result Saudi victory
Ottoman Empire First Saudi State
Commanders and leaders
Tusun Pasha Saud al-Kabeer
18 cannons
3 mortars [1]
10,000[citation needed]
Casualties and losses
600 dead[citation needed] 300 dead[citation needed]

The Battle of Medina took place in 1812. Following the defeat at the Battle of Al-Safra, Tusun's forces begun to deal with rebel tribes around Medina while military supplies were moved to Yanbu from Egypt. Muhammad Ali Pasha sent Ahmed Pasha with 10,000 men to help Tusun's forces to defend Medina, however this combined army was defeated and the Saudis successfully took the city in November 1812,[1][2] killing about 600 Ottoman soldiers.


  1. ^ David Commins (30 March 2009). The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia. I.B.Tauris. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-85773-135-7.
  2. ^ Ira M. Lapidus (22 August 2002). A History of Islamic Societies. Cambridge University Press. p. 572. ISBN 978-0-521-77933-3.

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

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