The Battle of Tachekkirt was a battle between the French forces of Marshal Jacques Louis Randon and the allied Algerian forces of Lalla Fatma N'Soumer and Sherif Boubaghla.[1]

Battle of Tachekkirt
Part of French conquest of Algeria

Sherif Boubaghla and Lalla Fatma N’Soumer
Date18 July 1854
Result Algerian victory[1]
France France

Algerian resistance

  • Kabyle tribes
  • Allied Arab warriors
Commanders and leaders
Jacques Louis Randon Sherif Boubaghla
Lalla Fatma N’Soumer
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
800 dead including 56 officers [1]
371 injured [1]

The Algerian forces feared that the French would launch a surprise attack. Shortly after the appearance of Lalla Fatma N'Soumer and her reinforcements, composed of Kabyle warriors, they assumed strategic positions and lookouts were placed.[2]

The battle took place on 18 July, and the Algerian tribes were victorious over the French army led by Marshal Randon.[1][3][4] The French casualties were 800 dead, included 56 officers, and 371 injured.[1] Marshall Randon was almost captured during this battle but managed to escape. [5]

After the battle, Algerian commander Sherif Boubaghla was killed, most likely by the betrayal of his own allies, and N'Soumer took command of the resistance.[4]


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  2. ^ p. 47. Lla Fat'ma N'Soumeur. Tahar Oussedik Entreprise nationale du livre, 1986
  3. ^ Perilous Glory: The Rise of Western Military Power - By John France
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  5. ^ Donne africane By Alberto Arecchi