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The Arab Revolt against the Ottomans is portrayed as being primarily a Hejazi phenomenon but I have read (briefly) that Asir, a territory between Hejaz and Yemen revolted first and the Sherif of Mecca actually fought against them on behalf of the Ottomans. Asir actually survived until ~1932 before being conquered by Ibn Saud.

Any experts know why Asir revolted, what did it do during the revolt, and what were its relations with Hejaz during the more famous part of the revolt?

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Good question, although it would be good if you can say where you read this. – Lennart Regebro Feb 16 '14 at 7:47
I don't remember. – Clint Eastwood Feb 16 '14 at 14:50
Here is some passing reference to Asir's revolt, but I can't find much. turkeyswar.com/arabia.html – Clint Eastwood Feb 16 '14 at 14:59
At least that provides more context. See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idrisid_Emirate_of_Asir and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_ibn_Ali_al-Idrisi – Lennart Regebro Feb 16 '14 at 15:39

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