Warfare with Wahabis is Pushed into Desert; Ur of the Chaldees British Base
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Warfare with Wahabis is Pushed into Desert; Ur of the Chaldees British Base

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Ur of the Chaldees, the birthplace of Abraham the Patriarch, was made the base for aeroplane operations of the British Air Force in the move to ward off the attack of the Wahabis on Iraq, Koweit and Transjordania. Almost all of the Squadrons of the air force are out in the field.

Reports from Basra, Iraq, state today that the disturbances on the southwestern frontier of Iraq are more serious than the ordinary tribal forays. The Royal Air Force operations have been carried far into the desert, not affecting the settled population of the country. In the towns there is no sign of apprehension, the reports state.

Several detachments of Indian troops were moved to Shaibah, but the Iraq army is still in its barracks. Among the casualties reported there was a British pilot whose machine was shot down. He succeeded in setting it on fire before he was shot. The British cruiser, Emerald, and the sloop, Crocus, and a special service vessel, the Triad, have landed troops on the Koweit shore.

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