- a city in the central Sudan: Egyptian army defeated by Mahdist forces 1883.
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The enemy was hemming them in, and Hicks determined to push on to Obeid.
Both Bara and Obeid were to have been retaken and garrisoned.
Obeid in Darfour surrendered after a five months' siege, and, flushed with success, he carried all before him.The Red Book of Heroes
Leonora Blanche Lang
The officials at El Obeid made some attempt to check this trade, but the difficulties were great.Fire and Sword in the Sudan
Rudolf C. Slatin
The garrison in El Obeid now began to suffer from the effects of this close siege and blockade.Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892
F. R. Wingate
- a city in the central Sudan, in Kordofan province: scene of the defeat of a British and Egyptian army by the Mahdi (1883). Pop: 423 000 (2005 est)
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