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Jabal Shammar

Jabal Shammar (jäˈbäl shăˈmər) [key], former emirate, N Saudi Arabia. Its capital was at Hail. In 1921, Ibn Saud conquered the forces of the emir, Ibn Rashid, and annexed the territory to his kingdom of Nejd.

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