Battle of Jahra
|Battle of Jahra|
|Part of Kuwait–Nejd Border War and
Unification of Saudi Arabia
|Commanders and leaders|
|Faisal al-Dwaish||Sheikh Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah|
|4,000 men||2,000 men|
Battle of Jahra was a battle during the Kuwait-Najd Border War. The battle took place in Al Jahra, west of Kuwait City on October 10, 1920 between Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah ruler of Kuwait and Ikhwan followers of ibn Saud, king of Saudi Arabia.
A force of four thousand, led by Faisal Al-Dawish, attacked the Red Fort at Al-Jahra, defended by 2000 men.
The British intervened on the basis of the Anglo-Kuwaiti Agreement of 1899 made with Mubarak Al-Sabah, in which Britain had taken responsibility for Kuwaiti national security. The British deployed armored cars, two ships (Espekel and Lorans) and two aircraft.
- The blood red place of Jahra, Kuwait Times.
- Jahra and Northern Kuwait
- Kuwait's second city: Inside Jahra, Kuwait Times.
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