Battle of Al-Safra

Al-Safra Battle, Tusun Pasha's forces with its artillery and equipment moved forward trying to recapture Medina and met with Saud Al-Kabeer forces in a Valley of Al-Safra (the yellow Valley). Saud's army started attacking the Egyptians with 200 cavalry and about 10,000 men and successfully defended Medina. After three days of fighting the Egyptians withdrew back to their bunker in Yanbu.

AL-Safra (The Yellow)
Part of the Ottoman–Wahhabi War
near Medina, western Arabia

Saudi victory

  • Egyptians moved back to Yanbu
Flag of Egypt (1793-1844).svg Egypt Eyalet First Saudi State
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Egypt (1793-1844).svg Tusun Pasha Saud al-Kabeer
10.000 10.000
Casualties and losses
5,000 dead[1] 600 dead


  1. ^ The era of Muhammad Ali. Abd al Rahman al Rafai. p. 127

Coordinates: 24°28′N 39°36′E / 24.467°N 39.600°E / 24.467; 39.600