Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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The Conquest of Buṣra
(267 words)

Arabic text

Buṣra comes to terms

[112c] When Khâlid ibn-al-Walîd at the head of the Moslems arrived in Buṣra,1 all the Moslems [113] gathered against it and put Khâlid in chief command. They drew close to it and fought its patrician until he was driven with his armed men inside the town. Others assert that since Buṣra lay within the district of Damascus and, consequently under the rule and commandership of Yazîd ibn-abi-Sufyân, it was he who held the chief comman…

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“The Conquest of Buṣra”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 16 October 2019

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