Battle of Antukyah
The Battle of Antukyah was fought in 1531 between Adal Sultanate forces under Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi Moslem Jihadist and the Abyssinian army under Eslamu. Huntingford has located Antukyah about 89 kilometres (55 miles) south of Lake Hayq, at the edge of the Ethiopian highlands.
Despite the care Eslamu took in deploying his men, and the number of them, the Ethiopian army panicked and fled when the Imam's cannons cut down thousands of them. The Futuh al-Habasha compared the number of dead and wounded to the previous Battle of Shimbra Kure.
- Frederick A. Edwards. The Conquest of Abyssinia pp.335.
- Cited in Sihab ad-Din Ahmad bin 'Abd al-Qader, Futuh al-Habasa: The conquest of Ethiopia, translated by Paul Lester Stenhouse with annotations by Richard Pankhurst (Hollywood: Tsehai, 2003), p. 35n. 137.
- Sihab ad-Din Ahmad, Futuh, p. 139.