Battle of Jarte

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Battle of Jarte
Part of the Abyssinian–Adal War and Ottoman–Portuguese conflicts (1538–57)
Date 4 to 16 April 1542
Location Horn of Africa
Result Portuguese victory
Belligerents
Flag Portugal (1521).svg Portuguese Empire
Ethiopian Pennants.svgEthiopian Empire
Flag of Adal.png Adal Sultanate
Commanders and leaders
Cristóvão da Gama Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi
Strength
400 men
200 Ethiopian auxiliaries
8 breech-loading field guns
10-15,000 bowmen and shieldbearers
1,500 horsemen
200 Turkish mercenaries
Casualties and losses
11 dead, 50 wounded Several hundreds

The Battle of Jarte was fought from 4 to 16 April 1542 between the forces of Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi and a Portuguese expeditionary force fighting on behalf of the Ethiopian Empire. The Portuguese were led by Cristóvão da Gama. The Portuguese were victorious.