Although the British could not promise a few districts that they had already pledged to give the French, the pieces seemed to be falling into place for Sharif Husayn, and he prepared to launch the Arab Revolt. The tribal chieftains served as intermediaries between their tribes and the sharif but rarely challenged his authority. For much of the war the Ottomans managed to keep the Hijaz Railway open to Medina and, through this, were able to continue to supply their men with weapons, ammunition, and other equipment until near the end of the war. The Sharifian Army consisted of about 5, regular forces and many thousands of irregular forces. In exchange for the troops, Husayn wanted greater autonomy but the Ottoman authorities would not play his game. Another Ottoman troops were taken prisoner and after a few subsequent small scale attacks by Ottomans, the Arab and British forces solidified control in Aqaba. Memories of a Turkish Statesman- —
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