Saudi–Rashidi War (1903–1907)

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Saudi–Rashidi War
Part of Unification of Saudi Arabia
Result Emirate of Riyadh victory
Flag of the Emirate of Ha'il.svg Emirate of Ha'il
 Ottoman Empire

Flag of the Third Saudi State.svg Emirate of Nejd and Hasa

Otaibah tribe
Commanders and leaders

Flag of the Emirate of Ha'il.svg Abdul-Aziz bin Mitab
Ottoman Empire Flag of the Emirate of Ha'il.svg Emir Al Homoud Ibn Rashid

Flag of the Third Saudi State.svg Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Sultan bin Bajad
Flag of the Third Saudi State.svg Ibrahim bin Aqeel

Flag of the Emirate of Ha'il.svg 20,000–25,000

Ottoman Empire 8 battalions[1]
Casualties and losses
at least 1,670 at least 937

Saudi–Rashidi War of 1903–1907, also referred as the First Saudi–Rashidi War or the Battles over Qasim, was a conflict between Saudi loyalist forces of the newborn Emirate of Riyadh and the Emirate of Ha'il (Jabal Shammar), supported by the Rashidis. The pro-Ottoman Rashidis were supported by 8 battalions of Ottoman infantry. The majority of the war was fought out in a series of sporadic battles, which ended with a Saudi takeover of the al-Qassim region following their decisive victory at Qassim on April 13, 1906,[2] though additional engagements followed in 1907.


Saudi–Rashidi War (combined 2,607+ casualties):


  1. ^ James Wynbrandt. A brief history of Saudi Arabia: p169. [1]
  2. ^ Mikaberidze, Alexander (2011). Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 807. ISBN 978-1-59884-336-1.
  3. ^ Saudi Arabia 1922-50