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The 1790 siege of Izmail

The Siege of Izmail was fought in 1790 on the Black Sea during the Russo-Turkish war of 1787–1792. The Russians were led by Alexander Suvorov, who had defeated the Ottomans at Kiburn, Ochakvov, and Focsani. In March 1790, the Russians began besieging the city, which had a garrison of 35,000 soldiers and 200 guns. Surorvov had 30,000 troops and on the morning of December 21, 1790, the Russians began attacking the city. They bombarded Izmail until 3 A.M. And then stormed it at 5:30 A.M. The Russians advanced on the north, east, and west. The walls were weaker there than in other places, where it took Russian troops longer to attack. By 8:A.M. The Russians had entered the city, but at 11:A.M. All the garrisons had died. The Russians looted the city for 3 days. In total the Ottoman forces suffered around 30,000 with the whole garrison being killed wounded or captured. The Russian forces suffered only 5350 casualties out of which 2136 were killed.

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