Conquest of al-Hasa

Conquest of al-Hasa
Part of Unification of Saudi Arabia
DateApril 1913

Sultanate of Nejd (Saudi) victory

  • Incorporation of al-Hasa into Saudi Sultanate
 Ottoman Empire

Sultanate of Nejd

Commanders and leaders
Unknown Abdulaziz Ibn Saud
Units involved
Ottoman garrison Ikhwan militia[1]

The Conquest of al-Hasa was achieved by the Saudi forces of ibn Saud with support from the Ikhwan[1] in April 1913[2]. The Oasis of al-Hasa was conquered from an Ottoman garrison, who had controlled the area since 1871.[3]

Although Saudi Shia religious community leaders negotiated a surrender and recognition of the Wahhabi political authority in exchange for leniency, the Shia communities in al-Hasa and Qatif were subjected to harsh oversight and cruelty.[1]

The Ottomans swiftly acknowledged the loss of al-Hasa, and recognized al-Hasa and Nejd as being under the rule of Ibn Saud[2].

See also


  1. Jones, T. Embattled in Arabia. 03 June 2009.
  2. Habib, John S. (1978-01-01). Ibn Sa'ud's Warriors of Islam: The Ikhwan of Najd and Their Role in the Creation of the Sa'udi Kingdom, 1910-1930. Brill. p. 13. ISBN 9789004057579.
  3. Pp. 63, 124

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