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Ikhwan Revolt

Years: 1929-1930
Battle deaths: 5,500 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Saudi Arabia

Published: 2013-08-01 15:42:19 | Updated: 2014-03-08 09:41:44
The Ikhwan Revolt had begun in 1927, when elements of the Ikhwan, the radical irregular tribesmen of Arabia, undermined the authority of Ibn Saud and begun raiding neighbouring Iraq and Kuwait. The relations between the House of Saud and the Ikhwans deteriorated into an open bloody feud in December 1928. The main perpetrators of the rebellion were crushed in the Battle of Sabilla, on 29 March 1929. Ikhwan tribesmen and Saudi government troops clashed again in the Jabal Shammar region in August 1929, and Ikhwan tribesmen attacked the Awazim tribe on October 5, 1929. Faisal al-Dawish, one of the main leaders of the rebellion and the leader of Mutair tribe, fled to Kuwait in October 1929. Government troops had finally suppressed the rebellion on January 10, 1930, when other Ikhwan rebel leaders surrendered to the British. In the aftermath, the Ikhwan leadership was slain, and the remains were eventually incorporated into regular Saudi units. Sultan bin Bajad, one of the three main Ikhwan leaders, was killed in 1931, while al-Dawish died in prison in Riyadh on October 3, 1931.

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Notes on fatalities

[1] Battle deaths: Correlates of War, Intra-State War Data v4.1

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NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.



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