Military List Of Mesopotamian Campaign Battles

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List of every major Mesopotamian Campaign battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Mesopotamian Campaign battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Mesopotamian Campaign, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Mesopotamian Campaign list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Mesopotamian Campaign battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

A factual list, featuring battles like Siege of Kut and Battle of Wadi.
Action of Khan Baghdadi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Mesopotamian Campaign Battles
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The Action of Khan Baghdadi was an engagement during the Mesopotamian Campaign in World War I. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Baghdad, Iraq

Part of: World War I, Mesopotamian campaign

Combatants: United Kingdom, British Raj

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The Battle of Basra was a battle of World War I which took place south of the city of Basra between British and Ottoman troops from November 11 to November 21, 1914. The battle resulted in the British capture of Basra. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Basra, Iraq

Part of: World War I, Mesopotamian campaign, Middle Eastern theatre of World War I

Combatants: British Empire

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Battle of Ctesiphon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Mesopotamian Campaign Battles
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The Battle of Ctesiphon was fought in November 1915 by the British Empire and British India, against the Ottoman Empire, within the Mesopotamian Campaign of World War I. Indian Expeditionary Force D, mostly made up of Indian units and under the command of Gen. Sir John Nixon, had met with success in Mesopotamia since landing at Al Faw upon the Ottoman Empire's Declaration of War on November 5, 1914. One of the primary reasons for initiating the campaign in Mesopotamia was to defend the oil refinery at Abadan at the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab. Adopting a forward defence policy, the British army under General Townshend fought off a series of small Ottoman forces. Then after a year of a string ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Ctesiphon, Iraq

Part of: World War I, Mesopotamian campaign, Middle Eastern theatre of World War I

Combatants: Ottoman Empire, United Kingdom, British Raj

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Battle of Es Sinn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of Mesopotamian Campaign Battles
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The Battle of Es Sinn was a military engagement during the Mesopotamian Campaign of World War I. The battle was fought to determine control of the lower Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now Iraq. It was also viewed, by the British and Indian governments, as a test of the Ottoman forces and whether a further advance to capture Baghdad was possible. The battle took place on 28 September 1915 between Anglo-Indian forces of Indian Expeditionary Force D, under the command of Major-General Charles Vere Ferres Townshend, and Ottoman forces commanded by Colonel Nureddin. The engagement took place just south of the town of Kut-al-Amarah, along the banks of the Tigris River. Following a night ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Mesopotamia

Part of: World War I, Mesopotamian campaign, Middle Eastern theatre of World War I

Combatants: United Kingdom, British Raj

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