Unformatted text preview: itself. Arabs prepared to accept Ottoman rule within certain political parameters. Pan-Arab movement weak, fragmented, not advocated by masses. BRITISH INVADE IRAQ: 1914 Army from British India occupied port city of Basra in late 1914 and began to advance toward Baghdad. Ottomans counterattacked in 1915 and drove British back to the village of Kut (pronounced “ Koot ”, in eastern Iraq on the Tigris, 100 miles southeast of Baghdad) known as the Siege of Kut . Both Baghdad and Jerusalem would fall by 1917....
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- Spring '10
- Ottoman Empire, Arabs, Ottoman Turkish regime