Battle of Amba Sel

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Battle of Amba Sel
Part of the Abyssinian–Adal war
Date28 October 1531
Result Decisive Adal Sultanate victory
Ethiopian Pennants.svg Ethiopian Empire Flag of Adal.png Adal Sultanate
Commanders and leaders
Dawit II Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
748 killed
180 wounded
261 killed
17 wounded

The Battle of Amba Sel was fought on October 28, 1531 between the Ethiopians under their Emperor Dawit II, and the forces of Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi of the Adal Sultanate.[1] Imam Ahmed won the battle at Amba Sel, winning him the southern part of Ethiopia. Afterwards, his troops crossed the Walaqa River.


  1. ^ "History Orb". Retrieved August 10, 2012.