Siege of Aintab
The siege of Aintab or siege of Antep (Turkish: Antep Savunması = Defence of Antep) was a military engagement between the Turkish National Forces and the French Colonial Forces, that occupied the city of Aintab (present day: Gaziantep).
Fighting began in April 1920, when French forces opened fire on city. Fighting continued until February 1921.
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- 2.070 armed and 850 unarmed fighters (=2.920)
- In April 1920 the French forces consisted of 4,500 soldiers. With the arrival of 15,000 men in November 1920 the French siege force increased to: 13 infantry battalions and 1 cavalry regiment (=20,000 soldiers)