Saudi Conquest of Al-Hasa Province 1913

[ 1913 ]

The Al Saud ruler accepted Ottoman suzerainty because it improved his political position. Nevertheless he made concurrent overtures to the British to rid Arabia of Ottoman influence. Finally, in 1913, and without British assistance, Abd al Aziz's armies drove the Ottomans out of Al Hufuf in eastern Arabia and thereby strengthened his position in Najd as well.


Ibn Sa'ud's first spectacular conquest was the taking of Al-Hasa province from the Ottomans in 1913, although he was compelled to reaffirm Ottoman sovereignty over all of his territory in 1914.

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