HC Deb 02 April 1928 vol 215 c1598W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, during the recent unrest in Arabia, the cross-desert motor service to Bagdad has been suspended or curtailed or has changed its route; and whether there have been any cases of molestation of passengers by desert tribes?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part of the question, I am informed that on the nights of the 12th and 13th March certain native cars were held up and robbed on the trans-desert route by bandits understood to be Druze. One Armenian passenger was wounded. This incident had no connection whatever with the recent Akhwan raids.

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