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This article does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (September 2008) Battle of Riyadh Al Masmak Castle Date 13 January 1902 Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Result Ibn Saud successfully captured Riyadh Establishment of Sultanate of Nejd Death of Ibn Ajlan Belligerents Rashidi State Sultanate of Nejd Commanders and leaders Ibn Ajlan † King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud Strength 80 68 Casualties and losses 30 dead 7 dead   Unification of Saudi Arabia Riyadh – Dilam - Bekeriyah - Shinanah - Rawdat Muhanna – Tarafiyah – Jarrab - Kanzaan – Hajla – Hurmula – Taif – Mecca – Medina – Jeddah Battle of Riyadh was a minor battle of the Unification War between Rashidi and Ibn Saud rebels. It occurred on 13 January 1902, in Masmak Castle in Riyadh, The capital of present day Saudi Arabia. In late 1901, following the end of the Second Saudi State the Al Saud clan was forced to move to Kuwait after Riyadh had fallen to the Al-Rashid family. Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud head of the clan requested supplies and men from the Kuwaiti Emir to retake his home town. The Kuwaiti prince, who was also involved in several wars with Rashidis, acceded to Ibn Saud's request and gave him horses and arms. In January 1902, Ibn Saud and his men returned to Riyadh and successfully assaulted the castle. He captured and killed Ibn Ajlan (Chief of Riyadh), as this was the only way to capture the whole city with only 68 men. The city was captured within the same night. This article about a battle is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v · d · e This Saudi Arabia related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v · d · e