Battle of Dilam
Battle of Dilam was a major battle of the Unification War between Rashidi and Saudi rebels. It occurred on 27 January 1903, in the town of Dilam south of Riyadh, the capital of the present day Saudi Arabia.
|Battle of Dilam|
|Part of the Unification of Saudi Arabia|
Location of Ad-Dilam, Saudi Arabia.
|Commanders and leaders|
|Casualties and losses|
A year after the Battle of Riyadh, Ibn Saud attempted to draw Rashidis away from Riyadh with a campaign of misinformation. When his plan succeeded, Saud deployed 1,000 fighters in Riyadh before leaving the city with another 3,500 to capture Dilam. The Rashidis followed Ibn Saud to Dilam in order to finish him off and regain control the town. During the battle, the Rashidis suffered 250 casualties and lost control of southern Nejd.