She was the daughter of an important general named Piran. When the Sasanian Empire was invaded by the Islamic Rashidun Caliphate, Apranik joined the army against them. The Persians were defeated, but Apranik took command of many surviving forces and mounted an ongoing guerrilla war against the Caliphate. She is said to have died in combat before surrendering.
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