Battle of Musa Qala

Battle of Musa Qala
Part of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Battle of Musa Qala is located in Afghanistan
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Date 7–12 December 2007
Location Musa Qala, Helmand province, Afghanistan
Result Coalition victory; Taliban retreat.
Belligerents
International Security Assistance Force:

Afghanistan Afghan National Army

Afghanistan Taliban insurgents
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Andrew Mackay
Afghanistan Mahayadin Ghori
Afghanistan Various
Strength
4,500 ISAF and Afghan National Army forces.[1] 2,000 (Taliban claim).[1]
300 (ISAF claim).[2]
Casualties and losses
2 soldiers killed,
minimum 9 soldiers wounded
(UK: 1 killed, 2 wounded;[3]
US: 1 killed,[4] 7 wounded[5])
.
Uncertain:
Less than 100 total (ISAF claim).[6]
Hundreds killed, wounded and detained (Afghan Defence Ministry claim).[7]
2–40 civilians killed.[8][9]