Battle of Jarrab

Battle of Jarrab
Part of World War I
Date17 January 1915
LocationJarrab Lake, North of town of Al Majma'ah, Arabia
Result Rashidi victory
Emirate of Jabal Shammar Emirate of Riyadh
Commanders and leaders
Saud Ibn Rashid Abdulaziz Ibn Saud
1,500-1,800 2,000
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Jarrab was a territorial battle between the Al Sa'ud and their traditional enemies the Al Rashid in January 1915. It was a proxy battle of World War I between the British-supported Sa'udis and the Ottoman-supported Rashidis.

The main significance of the battle was the death of Ibn Sa'ud's British Military Advisor, Captain William Shakespear. This diminished the relationship between Ibn Sa'ud and the British, changing the course of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.


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