Shaiba

Description

Shaiba (Wikipedia)
Battle of Shaiba
Part of the Mesopotamian Campaign of World War I
Date 12–14 April 1915
Location Shaiba, Southern Iraq
Result British Victory
Territorial
changes
British Defense of Basra
Belligerents

United Kingdom British Empire

 Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Major General Charles Mellis Lieutenant Colonel Süleyman Askerî
Strength
6,156 18,000
Casualties and losses
1,570 2,435
Approximate figures

The Battle of Shaiba, 12–14 April 1915 was between British forces and Ottoman forces that were trying to retake the city of Basra from the British.

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