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List Of Middle Eastern theatre of World War I Battles

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List of every major Middle Eastern theatre of World War I battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Middle Eastern theatre of World War I battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Middle Eastern theatre of World War I list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Middle Eastern theatre of World War I battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Gallipoli Campaign and Landing at Anzac Cove are included on this list.
Arab Revolt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Middle Eastern theatre of World War I Battles
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The Arab Revolt was initiated by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen. Though the Sherifian revolt has tended to be regarded as a revolt rooted in a secular Arab nationalist sentiment, in June 1916, the Sherif did not present it in those terms; rather, he accused the Young Turks of violating the sacred tenets of Islam and called Arab Muslims to sacred rebellion against the ostensibly "impious" Ottoman government. Contrarily, Turks accuse rebelling tribes for betraying the Muslim Caliphate during his campaign against imperialist powers which were ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Iraq

Part of: Middle Eastern theatre of World War I

Combatants: Arab people, Ottoman Empire, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia

Commanders: Faisal I of Iraq, Djemal Pasha, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, T. E. Lawrence

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The Battle of Abu Tellul was fought on 14 July 1918 during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of World War I after German and Ottoman Empire forces attacked the British Empire garrison in the Jordan Valley. The valley had been occupied by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force from February 1918 when Jericho was captured. Following two raids east of the River Jordan by the EEF the first in March and second in April the defence of the valley became the responsibility of the Desert Mounted Corps. A German and Ottoman force attacked the Australian Light Horse units defending the heights at Mussallabeh and Abu Tellul on the edge of the Judean Hills, while a German force attacked those defending the Wadi ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Palestine

Part of: Sinai and Palestine Campaign, Middle Eastern theatre of World War I

Combatants: Ottoman Empire, German Empire, Australia, New Zealand

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Battle of Aqaba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Middle Eastern theatre of World War I Battles
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Battle of Aqaba was fought for the Jordanian port of Aqaba. The attacking forces of the Arab Revolt, led by Auda ibu Tayi and advised by T. E. Lawrence, were victorious over the Turkish defenders. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Aqaba, Jordan

Part of: World War I, Arab Revolt, Middle Eastern theatre of World War I

Combatants: Arab people, United Kingdom

Commanders: T. E. Lawrence

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The Battle of Arara took place on 19 September 1918 during the Battle of Sharon, which along with the Battle of Nablus formed the set piece Battle of Megiddo fought between 19 and 25 September in the last months of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of the First World War. During the infantry phase of the Battle of Sharon the British Empire 60th Division, XXI Corps attacked and captured the section of the front line nearest the Mediterranean coast under cover of an intense artillery barrage including a creeping barrage and naval gunfire while the 3rd, 7th and 75th Divisions XXI Corps attacked the Tabsor group of trenches. These Egyptian Expeditionary Force victories over the entrenched Ottoman ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Palestine

Part of: World War I, Sinai and Palestine Campaign, Battle of Megiddo, Middle Eastern theatre of World War I

Combatants: Ottoman Empire, France

Commanders: Cevat Çobanlı, Otto Liman von Sanders, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby

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