First Battle of Kalaa of the Beni Abbes (1553)
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The Battle of the Kalâa of the Beni Abbes took place during the winter of 1553. It opposed the regency of Algiers to the Kingdom of Beni Abbes. In order to counterbalance the influence of Sultan Abdelaziz of the Kalaa, which subjects the tribes around the Kalaa, Salah Rais orders an expedition against the Kalaa of the Beni Abbes, to annihilate his influence. The army of the Regency camped at Bona a league from the Kalaa. Abdelaziz made an sortie against them and defeated them after a clash which was deadly for both sides. The armies of the Regency were forced to retreat after heavy losses. This battle also diminished their reputation. This victory allows Sultan Abdelaziz to confirm his control over the Bibans and the Hodna.
|Battle of Kalaa of the Beni Abbes (1553)|
|Kingdom of Ait Abbas||Regency of Algiers|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Abdelaziz Labbes||Salah Rais|
6 000 Arab cavaliers
|Casualties and losses|
|Unknown||Unknown, but high|
- Youssef Benoudjit, La Kalâa des Beni Abbès, 1997, p. 243
- Adrien Berruger, Les époques militaires de la grande Kabylie, Édition Belles Lettres, 2011, p. 84
- Mouloud Gaïd, Chroniques des Beys de Constantine, 1978, p. 10