- Campaigns of the Arab Revolt
conflict=Arabia and Southern Arabia Campaigns
Middle Eastern theatre of World War I
Flag of the Arab Revolt
date=June, 1916-January, 1919
Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon
Armistice of Mudros Treaty of Sèvres
HashemiteArabs flagicon|United Kingdom United Kingdom
commander1=flagicon|Arab Revolt Faisal flagicon|United Kingdom
T. E. Lawrence
Ahmed Djemalflagicon|Ottoman Empire Fakhri PashaThe Arab Revoltstarted by Sherif Hussein ibn Alihad a series of campaigns, starting from Meccain June 1916. Here is a list of these campaigns:
Battle of Makkahstarted on the morning of June 10, 1916, and it was the beginning of the Arab Revolt. The battle was ended with the capture of this holy city by the forces of Sherif Hussein ibn Ali.
Jeddahwas attacked on June 9by 4000 Sharifian forces.
Siege of Medinawas started in the middle of 1916 and continued till January 9, 1919. Fakhri Pasha's herioc and stubborn resistance was cause of this long siege.
Taifwas surrendered to Hashemiteforces on September 23, 1916.
Al Lithwas occupied by Sharifian forces on June 23.
Yanbuwas captured on July 27.
* Qunfudah was captured on
Wejh, the port city was captured in the mid of January 1917 with little difficulty. Only 200 Ottoman soldiers were there.
Aqabafell to Sharifian forces on July 6, 1917.
* The Battle of Wadi Musa was fought on
October 23, 1917, when Ottoman army was sent to deal with Sharifian army camped at Wadi Musa. Before the Ottoman unit reached Wadi Musa, they were intercepted by 700 Arab troops under the command of Maulood Mukhlis. Four hundred Ottomans were killed and 300 were captured.
*The Battle of Al-Samna was a defeat to Sharifian army.
Al-Samnais situated near Ma'an. The battle took place on April 25-26, 1918.
Damascuswas captured by British and Sharifian forces on October 1, 1918.
Ummlajj was captured after
* [http://www.kinghussein.gov.jo/his_arabrevolt.html History of the Arab Revolt] (on King Hussein's website)
* [http://www.pbs.org/lawrenceofarabia/revolt/index.html Arab Revolt] at PBS
* Fromkin, David (1989). A Peace to End All Peace. Avon Books.
* Lawrence, T. E. (1935). Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Doubleday, Doran, and Co.
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