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Saudi–Rashidi War (1903–1907)
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Saudi–Rashidi War of 1903–1907, also referred as the First Saudi–Rashidi War or the Battles over Qasim, was a conflict between Saudi loyalist forces of the newborn Emirate of Riyadh and the Emirate of Ha'il (Jabal Shammar), supported by the Rashidis. The pro-Ottoman Rashidis were supported by 8 battalions of Ottoman infantry. The majority of the war was fought out in a series of sporadic battles, which ended with a Saudi takeover of the al-Qassim region following their decisive victory at Qassim on April 13, 1906,[2] though additional engagements followed in 1907.
Saudi–Rashidi War
Part of Unification of Saudi Arabia
Date1903–1907
LocationQassim region, Arabia
ResultEmirate of Riyadh victory
Belligerents
Emirate of Ha'il
 Ottoman Empire
Otaibah tribe
Commanders and leaders
Sultan bin Bajad
Ibrahim bin Aqeel
Strength
20,000–25,000
8 battalions[1]
10,000–12,000
Casualties and losses
at least 1,670at least 937
2,600+[a]
Casualties
Saudi–Rashidi War (combined 2,607+ casualties):
References
  1. ^ James Wynbrandt. A brief history of Saudi Arabia: p169. [1]
  2. ^ Mikaberidze, Alexander (2011). Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 807. ISBN 978-1-59884-336-1.
  3. ^ Saudi Arabia 1922-50
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