Battle of Mecca (1924)

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Not to be confused with Battle of Mecca 1916.
Battle of Mecca
Part of Saudi conquest of Hejaz
Date 1924
Location Mecca
Result Sultanate of Nejd Victory
Belligerents
Flag of the Second Saudi State.svg Sultanate of Nejd Kingdom of Hejaz
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Second Saudi State.svg Abdulaziz Ibn Saud
Flag of the Second Saudi State.svg Sultan bin Bajad
Hussien bin Ali
Strength
5,000 men 1,000 men[1]
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown number of deaths
5 armored vehicles
1 airplane

Battle of Mecca took place in Mecca, in what is now known as Saudi Arabia, following the fall of Ta'if to King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud in his campaign to conquer the Kingdom of Hejaz. King Hussien bin Ali fled from Mecca to Jeddah, leaving behind a cache of weapons in the Qishla of Mecca which were recovered by Saudi forces. The battle in Mecca resulted in Hashemite defeat to Saudis and the allied Ikhwan.

Hussien fled again, first to Aqaba and later to Cyprus,[2] declaring his son Ali bin Hussien as the King of Hejaz.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ From Bullard to Mr ChamberLain. Mecca, 1924 September. (No.# secrets) - Archieved Post
  2. ^ al-Rasheed, Madawi (2002). A History of Saudi Arabia. Cambridge University Press. p. 46. ISBN 9780521644129. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Al-Harbi, Dalal: King Abdulaziz and his Strategies to deal with events : Events of Jeddah. 2003, King Abdulaziz national library. ISBN 9960-624-88-9 .