Battle of Jarrab
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The Battle of Jarrab was a territorial battle between the Al Sa'ud and their traditional enemies, the Al Rashid on 24 January 1915.[1] It was a proxy battle of World War I between the British-supported Saudis and the Ottoman-supported Rashidis.
Battle of Jarrab
Part of World War I
Date24 January 1915[1]
LocationJarrab Lake, North of town of Al Majma'ah, Arabia
Rashidi victory
Jabal Shammar
Nejd and Hasa
Supported by:
British Empire
Commanders and leaders
Saud bin Abdulaziz
Abdulaziz Ibn Saud
William Shakespear 
Casualties and losses
Rashidi forces led by young Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Rashid defeated the forces of Ibn Saud.[2] The main significance of the battle was the death of Ibn Saud's British Military Advisor, Captain William Shakespear.[3] The reason for the defeat of Ibn Saud's forces is given by both Arabic and British sources as the withdrawal of the Ajman tribe from the battlefield.[3]
The defeat and the death of William Shakespear diminished the relationship between Ibn Saud and the British changing the course of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.[4] It also resulted other negative conclusions for Ibn Saud, including a year-long struggle with the Ajman tribe and the decrease in his newly emerged prestige.[4]
  1. ^ a b Leslie McLoughlin (21 January 1993). Ibn Saud: Founder Of A Kingdom. Springer. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-349-22578-1.
  2. ^ Christoph Baumer (2021). "Lt Col Hamilton's 1917 Political Mission to Emir Abd Al Aziz Al Saud of Najd". Asian Affairs: 8.
  3. ^ a b Khalid Abdullah Krairi (October 2016). John Philby and his political roles in the Arabian Peninsula, 1917-1953 (PDF) (PhD thesis). University of Birmingham. p. 245. Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b Gamal Hagar (1981). Britain, Her Middle East Mandates and the Emergence of Saudi Arabia, 1926-1932: A Study in the Process of British Policy-making and in the Conduct and development of Britain's Relations with Ibn Saud (PDF) (PhD thesis). University of Keele. p. 28. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
External links
Travellers in Arabia, Eid Al Yahya, Stacey International (2006). ISBN 0-9552193-1-0 (9780955219313)
The Historical Journal 14 (3) (September 1971), pp. 627–633 H. St. John Philby. (1930). Arabia, London.

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