WWI MIDDLE EAST: ARMEE-ZEITUNG JILDIRIM. 18. Juli 1918 1ST YEAR. NR. 94 [DAILY ARMY NEWSPAPER JILDIRIM]
Place and Year: Damascus, Syria: Armeezeitung Jildirim, July 18th, 1918.
Technique: Small Folio:  (Very Good, two punch holes in upper and lower white margins, tiny tears in margins and in the horizontal fold, otherwise in a good condition).
A scarce daily newspaper was published in 1918 in Damascus, Syria, in German language for the soldiers of the Yildirim Ottoman army group.
This uncommon newspaper was published in Damascus for German troops during WWI, for less than a year in 1918 until the Capture of Damascus in the late September 1918. It was issued as a daily of a newspaper Yildirim. The daily includes news from the war worldwide, as well as local news from Germany, and weather reports for European and Middle Eastern cities. Yildirim, which in Turkish translates to Thunderbolt, (also called Army Group F) was an army group of the Ottoman Empire, formed during World War I, and was assigned to the German Asia Corps. It was first lead by the former Prussian Minister of War and Chief of Staff Erich von Falkenhayn, from February 25, 1918 by General of the Cavalry Otto Liman von Sanders and in the last couple of days before the dissolution of the corps in the late October by Mustafa Kemal.