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2n. Conquest of Anbar and 'Ain Al-Tamr

 

 

From Hirah, Khalid advanced northward till he reached Anbar, a place on the bank of the Euphrates, some eight miles from Babel.



       

Conquest of Anbar and 'Ain Al-Tamr 

 

 

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Conquest of Anbar and 'Ain AI-Tamr
From Hirah, Khalid advanced northward till he reached Anbar, a place on the bank of the Euphrates, some eight miles from Babel. There he laid siege to the fort and captured it. Some three stages further on was 'Ain al-Tamr, the centre of the mischief of Bani Taghlib. It was from here that Sajah, the female pretender to prophethood, had set out at the head of the Bani Taghlib to attack Madinah. It was only natural that Khalid should have turned to such a stronghold. This he did and in no time captured the place. Khalid was quite justified in pushing his campaign so far and clearing the whole of the territory to the west of the Euphrates. With anything short of this, a half-measure, Arabia could not be secure from danger in that quarter. And, considering that hostilities against Arabia had actually been hatched and launched from there under the leadership of Sajah , it was necessary that the enemy should be subjugated there. The battle of 'Ain al-Tamr was also won by the Muslims, and Khalid encamped there for some time.

Expedition on the Northern Frontier

 

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