|Sieges of Baghdad|
Forces of Al-Ma'mun
Forces of Al Amin
|Commanders and leaders|
Tekkelu Muhammad Sultan Khan
George W. Bush
Sayf al-Din al-Rawi
At least 19,000
300 troops still loyal to the Safavids and the city commander
Deserted Safavid troops and army that Suleiman brought in winter to Baghdad
Sixth Army (25,000 men)
|Casualties and losses|
Unknown, but small
1 A-10 Thunderbolt II shot down
2 M1 Abrams tanks destroyed
17 unarmored vehicles destroyed
Unknown but heavy
Unknown but believed to be minimal
Over 9,000 taken prisoner
1,700–2,120 killed (Independent estimate)
2,320 killed (U.S. military estimate)
There have been at least 8 major sieges of Baghdad.
Abbasid caliphate[edit | edit source]
- In 812, Caliph Al Ma'mun sent his general Tahir ibn Husayn to capture Baghdad and depose his brother Caliph Al Amin. The siege was successful; Taher captured the city and executed the caliph.
- The Siege of Baghdad (1157) in which the Seljuqs of Hamadan along with the Zengid of Mosul unsuccessfully besieged Baghdad.
- The Siege of Baghdad (1258) was a victory for the Mongol leader Hulagu Khan, a grandson of Genghis Khan. who captured Baghdad and burnt it to the ground.
Ottoman Empire[edit | edit source]
- In 1534 Ottoman sultan Suleyman I (the Magnificent) capitured the city (see Capture of Baghdad (1534))
- In 1624 Abbas I of Persia (Saffavid dynasty) captured the city
- In 1638 Ottoman sultan Murat IV recaptured the city (see Capture of Baghdad (1638))
Modern era[edit | edit source]
- The Fall of Baghdad (1917) in which the British and Indian capture of Ottoman-controlled Baghdad during World War I.
- The 2003 invasion of Baghdad with the US capture of Saddam Hussein-controlled Baghdad following the Coalition's invasion of Iraq.
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