Battle of Yangi Hissar

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Battle of Yangi Hissar
Part of the Kumul Rebellion
Date April 1934
Location Yangi Hissar, Xinjiang
Result Chinese Muslim victory
Belligerents
Taiwan Republic of China 36th Division (National Revolutionary Army) First East Turkestan RepublicFirst East Turkestan Republic
Commanders and leaders

Taiwan Ma Zhancang

Taiwan Ma Fuyuan
Nur Ahmad Jan Bughra  
Strength
Several hundred Chinese Muslim troops 500 Turkic Muslim Uighur and Kirghiz fighters
Casualties and losses
500, all Uighurs and Kirghiz wiped out

The Battle of Yangi Hissar was a confrontation that took place during the Xinjiang Wars. In April 1934 Gen. Ma Zhancang led the 36th Division in an attack on Uighur forces at Yangi Hissar, wiping out the entire Uighur force of 500 and killing their leader, Emir Nur Ahmad Jan Bughra.[1][2]

It was reported by Ahmad Kamal in his book "Land Without Laughter" on page 130-131, that Nur Ahmad Jan was beheaded by the Chinese Muslim troops and the head was used in a football game at the parade ground.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fighting Continues Tungan Troops Still Active in Chinese Turkestan". The Montreal Gazette. 10 May 1934. 
  2. ^ Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 123. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ Andrew D. W. Forbes (1986). Warlords and Muslims in Chinese Central Asia: a political history of Republican Sinkiang 1911-1949. Cambridge, England: CUP Archive. p. 303. ISBN 0-521-25514-7. Retrieved 2010-06-28.