1203 Jan 1
Battle of Qalaqaljit SandsKhalakhaljid Sands, Mongolia
Khalakhaljid Sands was one of many battles which Genghis Khan fought to try to unify the tribes of Mongolia under one banner. The battle was against Jamukha and his father's anda Toghrul Khan who had plotted against Temujin. Genghis lost this battle, and his son Ögedei was missing and wounded on the battlefield. The Secret History of the Mongols states that Genghis's adopted brother and companion Borokhula rescued Ögedei after the battle. Toghrul's son Senggüm was jealous because of Temujin was more respected than him by Toghrul. So he demanded Toghrul to bring men. Jamukha plotted with three of Temujin's uncles and Senggüm to take down Temujin's mission to reunite the old nomadic empire.