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The Battle of Kaskar (Arabic: معركة كسكر‎) was fought between the advancing forces of the Rashidun Caliphate and the Sassanian Empire in modern-day Iraq. Following the Battle of Namaraq, the defeated Persian noblemen and governor of Kaškar,[1] Narsi, fled back to his estates in an attempt to save his life. The Muslims soon advanced towards his estate, however, and Narsi marched out to defend it. His flanks were commanded by the sons of Vistahm, Vinduyih and Tiruyih. Rostam Farrokhzad, another Persian noblemen, also sent the commander Jalinus to assist Narsi, but he did not arrive in time.[2] In the ensuring battle, Narsi was soundly defeated, however he and his commanders managed to escape.[2] Jalinus soon met the Muslim force as well, but he too was defeated.[2]

Battle of Kaskar
Part of Islamic conquest of Persia
Date634 AD
Location
Kashkar, Asuristan (modern day Iraq)
Result Muslim victory
Belligerents
Rashidun Caliphate Sasanian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Abu Ubayd al-Thaqafi Narsi
Jalinus
Vinduyih
Tiruyih
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael G. Morony, Iraq After the Muslim Conquest, 2005. (p. 157)
  2. ^ a b c Pourshariati 2008, p. 213.

SourcesEdit

  • Pourshariati, Parvaneh (April 15, 2008). Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire: The Sasanian-Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran. I. B. Tauris. p. 213. ISBN 978-1845116453.