Conquest of al-Hasa (1913)

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Conquest of al-Hasa
Part of Unification of Saudi Arabia
Date 1913
Location al-Hasa, Arabia
Result

Sultanate of Nejd (Saudi) victory

  • Incorporation of al-Hasa into Saudi Sultanate
Belligerents
 Ottoman Empire

Flag of the Second Saudi State.svg Sultanate of Nejd

Commanders and leaders
Ottoman Empire Flag of the Second Saudi State.svg Abdulaziz Ibn Saud
Strength
Ottoman garrison

The Conquest of al-Hasa was achieved by the Saudi forces of ibn Saud with support from the Ikhwan in 1913.[1] The Oasis of al-Hasa was conquered from an Ottoman garrison, who had controlled the area from 1871.[2]

Although Shia Islam religious community leaders negotiated a quick surrender and recognition of the Sunni Islam Saudi political authority in exchange for leniency, the Shia communities in al-Hasa and Qatif were subjected to harsh oversight and cruelty.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Jones, T. Embattled in Arabia. 03 June 2009.
  2. ^ Pp. 63, 124