ʿAbbas Mirza “Naʾib al-Saltanah” Resolves to Conquer Herat and Afghanistan
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[116c] During the events in Sind, it was mentioned earlier that ʿAbbas Mirza “Naʾib al-Saltanah” of Iran entered Khurasan planning to conquer Herat and Turkistan. He raided Sarakhs, freed the Iranian prisoners held by the Turkmens, and brought turmoil and confusion into the heart of Turkmen country. Prince Kamran, the governor at Herat, wanted to ally himself with Naʾib al-Saltanah and so sent him the letters of Muhammad Khan Qaraʾi. These letters, which had previously been sent to the prince, said,

“This intervention of Naʾib al-Saltanah in the Turkmen districts is not ju…

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“ʿAbbas Mirza “Naʾib al-Saltanah” Resolves to Conquer Herat and Afghanistan”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 23 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000128>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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