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Peace Prevails in Mecca

October 17, 1924
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Perfect order reigns in Mecca, the Holy City of the Moslems, after the siege of the Wahabis, according to information received here from Mecca. It is stated that the previous reports concerning the plundering of houses and the palace of ex-King Hussein were exaggerated. Not Wahabi soldiers, but traders entered the city.

Ex-King Russein is still homeless, not knowing where he will find refuge. Having left Jeddah, he proceeded to Akaba. There he received an invitation from his son, King Feisul of Mesopotamia, to come to Bagdad.

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