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The Capture of Bougie occurred in 1555 when the Ottoman ruler of
Salah Rais took the city of
Béjaïa from the
Spaniards. The Spanish
presidio was the main fortification in Bougie, occupied by about 100 men under
Luis Peralta, and then his son
 The city was captured by Salah Rais from his base of Algiers, at the head of several thousand men and a small fleet consisting in 2 galleys, a barque, and a French saëte ("flèche", or "arrow") requisitioned in Algiers.
 Peralta had sent messages to Spain for help, and
Andrea Doria prepared to leave with a fleet from
Naples, but it was too late.
The Spanish force was defeated, but Alonso Peralta was allowed to leave unharmed with 40 men of his choice. He was severely criticized upon his return to Spain, and was beheaded in
Valladolid on 4 May 1556.
The capture of Bougie permitted the Ottomans to encircle the Spanish position at
Goletta and that of their ally
Ahmad Sultan in
Tunis, as they now had strong bases in Béjaïa and