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Ibn Saud’s Forces Rout Rebel Tribesmen

September 27, 1929
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Sixty rebel tribesmen were killed and a large number wounded in fifteen-hour battle between a punitive expedition sent by Ibn Saud, ruler of Nejd and Hedjas, against the rebel tribes under Faisal Dawish, who, with his warriors, concentrated on the Nejd-Kuweit boundary, has avowed his intention to occupy El Haasa as part of movements to weaken and eventually unseat the Wahabi monarch, according to Central Arabian reports reaching Jerusalem yesterday.

Emil Ibn Mesaad headed the expedition, routing the rebels who sustained the casualties. The rebels were unable to penetrate Watta El Harud, held by Emir Ibn Mesaad, a relative of Ibn Saud.

The battle outside this town resulted in more rebels being killed, including Abu Elaziz, son of Faisal Dawish. The rebels fled to El Sabachia. sixty miles from Kuweit, but the Emir of Kuweit warned the insurgents not to expect hospitality in his domain.

Faisal Dawish, hearing of the death of his son, announced he will continue the war against Ibn Saud until the last moment, hoping to mobilize sufficient Akhwan tribesmen to defy Ibn Saud’s regulars, the report states.

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