Battle of Rushdi
|Battle of Rushdi|
|Part of the Deltinian Insurgency and the Creeperian Conflicts|
Deltinian civilians setting a trancazo to prevent FAC and SKBF troops from entering Rushdi.
|Commanders and leaders|
|Raúl Cortéz Tejedor †||Matthäus Pilc||Kanaan el-Bashir|
|500 soldiers||400-500 soldiers||1,000+ soldiers|
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Rushdi (Creeperian Spanish: Batalla de Rushdi, Senvarian: Schlacht von Rushdi, Deltinian Arabic: معركة رشدي), also called the Rushdi Massacre (Masacre de Rushdi, Rushdi-Massaker, مجزرة رشدي), was a battle of the Third Senvarian Insurgency which began the Deltinian Insurgency. The battle began on December 26, 2019, in the city of Rushdi in the department of Deltino, Creeperopolis, and ended the day after on December 27, 2019.
The battle was initially a battle between the Creeperian Army and the Senvarian Liberation Front, an uncommon occurrence, especially in the south. However, on the second day of the battle, more than 1,000 soldiers wearing all black emerged from the Deltinian forest cover and attack both sides of the battle. Both the Creeperans and the Senvarians were routed and the soldiers captured over 200 Creeperans and Senvarians while killing 200 more in battle and wounding almost 300 more. All 200 prisoners were executed, regardless of allegiance.
The group calls itself the Deltinian Liberation Army. Kanaan el-Bashir, the DLA's leader, declares the necessity for an independent Deltinian Emirate and declares both the Creeperans and the Senvarians as imperialist oppressors.
The Creeperans and the Senvarians have been engaged in war since 1934, back during the Creeperian Civil War. Both sides have fought time and time again in the department of Deltino. Both sides have ignored the Deltinians and treated them as a 'lesser-race' as the Deltinians have persecuted both groups during the days of the Deltinian Caliphate.
The battle broke out between two battalions near the village of Rushdi on December 26, 2019. When fighting began, the villagers of Rushdi began lighting fires and setting roadblocks to give both sides a disadvantage in an attempt to force both sides to disengage. Both sides threatened the villagers with pillaging and mass murder.
By the second day, casualties began to reach 50 on both sides. When the Senvarians began to plan a counter-attack, both sides saw soldiers in all back uniforms emerge the trees around them and they opened fired. Both sides initially fought back but eventually both had to order a retreat.
After the battle, the group called itself the Deltinian Liberation Army. It's leader, General Kanaan el-Bashir, called for all Deltinians across the department to rise up against Senvarian and Creeperian oppression and to join the fight for an independent Deltino. He declared the Emirate of Deltino as an independent nation.
Both the Senvarians and the Creeperans condemned the massacre committed by the DLA and both rejected the legitimacy of such an emirate as it claimed territory claimed by both sides. The Castillianans have not commented on the matter as they have not been dragged into the Deltinians' sights yet.
Both the Creeperans and Senvarians suffered heavy casualties, each losing 200 men, 2/5 of each battalion.