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Arab Legion Formed by Mufti Wiped out on the Russian Front

An Arab legion recruited in Europe by the former Mufti of Jerusalem under German auspices was reported today by the Daily Sketch to have been wiped out in recent battles in southern Russia.

The Germans, it was reported, had promised the legion, which was organized to fight “for the freedom of Iraq and Palestine,” that it would participate in a Nazi invasion of the Near East. It was composed of Arab students in Europe and former members of the French Foreign Legion.