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Battle Name : Jaffa

Date(s) : 07 March 1799

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Turkish Forces

Type of battle : Land


The fortified port of Jaffa was taken by storm with very light French losses. About 2,000 Turks were killed in the storm and the sack. Over the following three days the 2,600 prisoners were all shot on Napoleon's orders.


A fortified port on the Mediterranean coast of present day Israel.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)

Turkish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,600 (100.00%)