The Rif War 1893

[ 1893 ]

Muslim Berbers called the Rif (Riff), who inhabited the er-Rif region in northern Morocco, menaced the Spanish possessions there along the Mediterranean coast. When Morocco's sultan failed to check the Rif, Spain fortified its Melilla enclave, which was soon besieged by Rif tribesmen. The attack plus the killing of Melilla's military commander caused a severe public outcry in Spain, and in November 1893, a 25,000-man force was sent to Melilla and eventually drove the Rif back. By the Treaty of Fez (1894) the sultan agreed to pay Spain a war indemnity of 20 million pesetas and to punish the Rif. In addition, Spain could proceed with its fortification of Melilla, where a buffer zone was established between it and Morocco.

Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Spain and Morocco 1893 / 11 / 9 1894 / 4 / 25 View
Spain and Rif 1893 1894 View
Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
Schneider CA1 Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Modele 1892 revolver Manportable Handguns
DSR-Precision GmbH DSR-1 Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Astra 400 Manportable Handguns
Berthier rifle Manportable Rifles
Fusil Automatique Modèle 1917 Manportable Rifles

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