Army in 1892, received orders to reoccupy Akasha, 50 m.
On the 20th of March Akasha was occupied without opposition by an advanced column of Egyptian troops under Major J.
In the me~ntime the advance to Akasha had already relieved the pressure at Kassala, Osman Digna having withdrawn a considerable force from the investing army and proceeded with it to Suakin.
The dervishes first came in contact with the Egyptian cavalry on the Nile near Akasha, on the 1st of May, and were repulsed.
The army concentrated at Akasha early in June, and on the 6th Kitchener moved to the attack of Firket 16 m.