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Events of 1290/March 1873–February 1874
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[335c] This year Amir Shayr ʿAli Khan issued a manshur to Naʾib Muhammad ʿAlam Khan calling for the conquest of Maymanah. He also issued farmans to Field Marshal Husayn ʿAli Khan and the mustawfi, Habib Allah Khan, with orders to detach Sardar ʿAbd Allah Khan Nasiri with a tribal force and an artillery battery from Herat so that he and Naʾib Muhammad ʿAlam Khan could march on Maymanah from two directions and conquer it.

After receipt of the manshur, the naʾib departed Mazar-i Sharif for Maymanah with fifteen regular infantry regiments and seven regular cavalry as wel…

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“Events of 1290/March 1873–February 1874”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000211>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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