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Al Jahra Force
Kuwaiti Army 1973.JPG
The Jahra Force in the Golan Heights
Active 1973 - 1974
Country Kuwait
Allegiance Emblem of Kuwait.svg
Branch Kuwaiti Armed Forces
Type Shock Troop Striking Force
Role Combat support of the Arab Armed Forces
Size 3,000+
Patron Lieutenant General Sheikh Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

الله ثم الوطن والامير

( God,then Country & The Emir)
Engagements 1973 October War Egyptian & Syrian Front

The Al Jahra Force was a Kuwaiti military shock troop striking force formed by His Excellency Major General Sheikh Mubarak Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on October 15, 1973 after the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War.[1] The force, consisting of more than 3,000 men, was organized into a tank battalion, an infantry battalion, two companies of artillery, an anti-aircraft company and a company of the Kuwait 25th Commando Brigade.[2] It also included medical, engineering and signal units. The brigade remained active until the end of September 1974. It then returned to Kuwait after a farewell ceremony was held in Damascus.

The force was equipped with Vickers tanks, Ferret armoured car,and Alvis Saracen. The Artillery Units had Mk F3 155mm self-propelled guns for the first company while the second company had 120 mm mortars. The Anti-tank units had Carl Gustav recoilless rifle. The anti-aircraft company was equipped with triple barrel anti-aircraft guns 20 mm.

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  1. [1],Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense,(Section Arabic Read الجيش الكويتي)
  2. [2],Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense,(Section Arabic Read الجيش الكويتي)

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