|Battle of Leskovic (1943)|
|Part of Balkans Campaign|
|Albanian Resistance|| Italy
|Commanders and leaders|
|Bratoljub Seremet||Federico Pagalo (POW)
Marvin Schiffer (POW)
|3,000 partisans||5,000 troops|
|Casualties and losses|
|533 killed or wounded||892 killed
The Albanian resistance movement rounded up a group of thousands of partners in the southern part of the country after the fall of Italy to the Western Allies, and the resistance attacked the city. The Albanians attacked the city of Leskovik with all of their might, facing a 5,000-strong Axis garrison led by inexperienced Italian commander Federico Pagalo.
The Albanians took over the town, since the Axis troops were composed of the poorly-equipped and poorly-trained Albanian Expeditionary Brigade of the Italian Army and Albanische Expeditionkorps of the Wehrmacht. The Axis troops were routed, and many were gunned down as they retreated by the furious partisans, who proceeded to take over much of the rest of Albania.