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The Battle of al-Khazir

Adopted from the book : "Mukhtar al-Thaqafi" by : "Kamal al-Seyyed"

Ibraheem al-Ashtar's Army reached al-Khazar River. There he met Ubaidullah bin Ziyad's Army.

Violent fights took place between the two sides. The Kufian Army fought bravely. Some commandos made a brave attack against the Umayyad's headquarters. They killed senior leaders such as Ubaidullah bin Ziyad and al-Husayn bin Numair. Anyhow, Ibraheem al-Ashtar's Army could defeat Ubaidullah bin Ziyad's.

Mukhtar 's victory spread all over the Muslim cities. The Muslims became very happy when they heard about Ubaidullah bin Ziyad's killing. The Battle of al-Khazar suited Allah's words:

How often has a small party vanquished a numerous host by Allah's permission.

Ibraheem al-Ashtar's small army defeated Ubaidullah bin Ziyad's big one.

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