The Battle of El Ksiba took place at El Ksiba in Morocco 8-10 June 1913. It was a battle in the French conquest of Morocco. However despite inflicting greater casualties on their enemy than they sustained themselves, the French military governor of Morocco, Hubert Lyautey held the field commander Charles Mangin responsible for unacceptable loses. Mangin was removed from his command and soon returned to France.
Following his victory at the battle of Sidi Bou Othman in September 1912, Mangin was given the command of Oued Zem