|Part of Great War|
Landing British troops 25 km north of Gaza.
|United Kingdom:|| Ottoman Empire |
Emirate of Ha'il
|Commanders and leaders|
| T.E Lawrence |
Agha Petros (1916)
| Enver Pasha |
|2,350,000 (with rebels)||1,554,000|
|Casualties and losses|
|687,924 killed, wounded, captured or missing||962,157 killed, wounded, captured or missing|
The Levantine Theatre was a theatre of the Great War that occurred between the landing of British troops in Gaza in December 2 of 1916 and the surrender of Ottoman troops in Alexandretta in May 2 of 1917. The Front pitted the Allied regular forces of the United Kingdom and its colonial empire against those of the Ottoman Empire; the Ottoman Empire was further weakened from within in the area by rebels from Arabs, Assyrians in the Lebanon mountains and Hebrews in today's Judea. The Levantine Theatre ended in resounding defeat for the Turkish forces, which lost territory held for most of Ottoman territory. While the Ottoman Empire survived the Levantine Theatre, it was considerably weakened, and the demoralised and decimated Ottoman armies were easily pursued into Mesopotamia and Anatolia and destroyed. However, with about 1.6 million casualties, the Levantine Theatre led to widespread destruction in both sides.