Battle of Hamdh

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Battle of Hamdh
Part of Kuwait–Najd War and
Unification of Saudi Arabia
Date 18 May 1920
Location Al Jahra
Result Battle of Jahra
Flag of the Second Saudi State.svg Ikhwan (Wahhabis)[1] Kuwait
Commanders and leaders
Faisal al-Dwaish Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah
5,000 men 2,000 men
Casualties and losses
Unknown killed Unknown killed

The Battle of Hamdh involved 5,000 Ikhwan fighters and 2,000 Kuwaiti cavalry. The battle lasted six days and resulted in heavy but unknown casualties on both sides.

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  1. ^ Reeva S. Simon, Philip Mattar, Richard W. Bulliet (1996). Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East - Volume 1. p. 119. Fighting between Kuwait's forces and Wahhabi supporters of Ibn Sa'ud broke out in May 1920, and the former were soundly defeated. Within a few weeks, the citizens of Kuwait constructed a new wall to protect Kuwait City. 
  2. ^ [1] Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  3. ^ [2], Official Documented Biography & Accomplishments of Sheikh Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (b.1898-d.1996) (featured at "UNESCO Award Ceremony")