Battle of Musa Qala

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

Afghanistan Afghan National Army

Afghanistan Taliban insurgents
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Andrew Mackay
Afghanistan Mahayadin Ghori
Afghanistan Various
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])
Less than 100 total (ISAF claim).[6]
Hundreds killed, wounded and detained (Afghan Defence Ministry claim).[7]
2–40 civilians killed.[8][9]