Second Battle of Agordat
|Second Battle of Agordat|
|Part of the Mahdist War|
Colonel Giuseppe Arimondi
|Kingdom of Italy||Mahdist Sudan|
|Commanders and leaders|
Emir Ahmed Ali|
|Eritrean askaris 400 with spears shields and award also called gurade||
6,000 armed with rifles
|Casualties and losses|
180 men, 700 rifles and
72 flags captured 
The Second Battle of Agordat was fought in late December 1893, between Italian colonial troops and Mahdists from the Sudan. Emir Ahmed Ali campaigned against the Italian forces in eastern Sudan and led about 10–12,000 men east from Kassala. This force encountered 2,400 Italians and their Eritrean askaris at Agordat, west of Asmara, commanded by Colonel Arimondi. Over 1,000 Dervishes, including the Emir, were killed in severe fighting. The outcome of the battle constituted:
"...the first decisive victory yet won by Europeans against the Sudanese revolutionaries,..."
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