Battle of Wadi Musa

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Battle of Wadi Musa
Part of Arab Revolt of the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I
Date October 23, 1917
Location Wadi Musa, Jordan
Result Arab Victory
Belligerents
Arab Revolt Arab Army Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Arab Revolt Maulood Mukhlis Ottoman Empire Djemal Pasha
Strength
~700 Large Infantry formation supported by 3 biplanes
Casualties and losses
Unknown 400 killed
300 captured

The Battle of Wadi Musa was a battle fought between the Arab Army and the Ottoman Empire during the Arab Revolt of 1916–1918.

The battle began when General Djemal Pasha ordered his forces to secure the Hejaz Railway by "any and all means". The Ottoman Army at Ma'an was sent to deal with the North Arab Army. The Ottomans were ambushed by 700 Arab troops, inflicting heavy casualties and capturing 300 men. The remaining Ottoman forces retreated, leaving the railway uncaptured.

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