October 1918

The capture of Damascus

The 1st October 1918 the Arab rebels led by Lawrence of Arabia and Prince Faysal entered Damascus. The capture of the Syrian city was the culmination of more than two years of clashes, daring escapes and ambushes against the Ottoman forces. However, the victorious campaign of Palestine will not bring to Lawrence and Faysal's men the long-awaited unification into one Arab nation, reason because the British agent had succeeded in bringing together most of the local tribes. In fact, with the Sykes-Picot Agreement, Lebanon and Syria, detached from the Arab nations, they will be placed under French Mandate, while Palestine, Transjordan and Iraq, under British Mandate.