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Battle of Yaunis Khan
Part of Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–17)
DateOctober 28, 1516
LocationKhan Yunis
Result Ottoman victory[1]
Ottoman Empire Mamluk Sultanate
Commanders and leaders
Hadım Sinan Pasha Janbirdi al-Ghazali

The Battle of Yaunis Khan (Turkish language: Han Yunus Muhaberesi) was fought on October 28, 1516 between the Ottoman Empire and the Mamluk Sultanate. The Mamluk cavalry forces led by Janbirdi al-Ghazali attacked the Ottomans that were trying to cross Gaza on their way to Egypt. The Ottomans, led by Grand Vizier Hadım Sinan Pasha, were able to break the Egyptian Mamluk cavalry charge. Al-Ghazali was wounded during the confrontation, and the left-over Mamluk forces and their commander Al-Ghazali retreated to Cairo.[2]


  1. Dupuy, R. Ernest and Trevor N. Dupuy, The Harper Encyclopedia of Military History, 4th Edition, (HarperCollins Publishers, 1993), 540.
  2. "History and Chronology of Battle of Yaunis Khan in Turkey". Archived from the original on 2007-02-15. Retrieved 2007-02-15. 

Coordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′E / 31.517°N 34.45°E / 31.517; 34.45

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