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Battle of Al-Safra

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Battle of Al-Safra

AL-Safra (The Yellow)
Part of the Ottoman–Wahhabi War
Date 1812
Location near Medina, western Arabia
Result Saudi victory, Ottomans moved back to Yanbu.
Ottoman Empire First Saudi State
Commanders and leaders
Tusun Pasha Saud al-Kabeer
8.000 10.000
Casualties and losses
840 dead;
50 POW
800 dead

Al-Safra Battle, 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 Egyptians with 200 cavalry and about 10,000 men and successfully defended Medina. After 3 days of fighting the Egyptians withdrew back to their bunker in Yanbu.

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