Hispano-Moroccan War (1859–60)

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Spanish-Moroccan War
MARIANO FORTUNY - La Batalla de Tetuán (Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña, 1862-64. Óleo sobre lienzo, 300 x 972 cm).jpg
Mariano Fortuny's depiction of the Battle of Tetuan, oil on canvas (MNAC).
Date October 22, 1859 – April 26, 1860
Location Northern Morocco
Result Spanish victory,
Treaty of Wad-Ras: Morocco recognizes Spanish sovereignty over Ceuta and Melilla, retrocedes Sidi Ifni to Spain, pays war reparations of Pts. 100 million.
Belligerents
Flag of Morocco 1666 1915.svg Morocco Spain Spain
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Morocco 1666 1915.svg Mohammed IV Spain Juan Prim
Spain Leopoldo O'Donnell
Strength
140,000 35,000–40,000
Casualties and losses
6,000 dead or wounded[citation needed] 4,000 dead or wounded[citation needed]

The Hispano-Moroccan War, also known as the Spanish–Moroccan War, the First Moroccan War, the Tetuán War, or, in Spain, as the African War (Spanish: La Guerra de África), was fought from Spain's declaration of war on Morocco on 22 October 1859 until the Treaty of Wad-Ras on 26 April 1860. It began with a conflict over the borders of the Spanish city of Ceuta and was fought in northern Morocco. Morocco sued for peace after the Spanish victory at the Battle of Tetuán.


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