Al Qama, Al Kama, Alqama, Alkama or Alaqama (died 722) was a distinguished Muslim general who served in northern Iberia at the beginning of the 8th century.

Al Qama
Other name(s)Al Kama, Alqama, Alkama and Alaqama
Died722
Covadonga, Cangas de Onís, Asturias, España
RankGeneral
Battles/warsBattle of Covadonga

By order of Munuza, governor of the Kingdom of Asturias, Al Qama commanded an army tasked to end the riot of Pelagius of Asturias.[1] Al Qama's army arrived and set up camp in the Cantabrian Mountains near the town of Covadonga where Pelagius was hiding.[2] After Pelagius refused to surrender, Al Qama ordered his soldiers to enter the mountain pass where they were ambushed in the ensuing Battle of Covadonga. Al Qama was killed and his army dispersed and retreated from Asturias.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Álvarez Rey, L.; Aróstegui Sánchez, J.; García Sebastián, M.; Gatell Arimont, C.; Palafox Gamir, J.; Risques Corbella, M. (2013). "Las raíces históricas de España". Historia de España. Vicens Vives. p. 36. ISBN 9788431692582.
  2. ^ Alfonso III (c. 880). Crónica de Alfonso III.