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Muhammad Wali Mirza, Wali of Khurasan, Leads an Army Against Herat
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[74c] The reason for the Qajar prince’s campaign was this. Sometime earlier, as a result of the disorders which had beset the royal family, Husayn Khan Qajar, had seized and occupied the fortress of Ghuriyan eight farsangs from Herat at the behest of Muhammad Wali Mirza. Muhammad Wali Mirza then entrusted the fortress to Ishaq Khan Qaraʾi and named his nephew, Yusuf ʿAli Khan, governor there. The latter had been in secret correspondence with Hajji Firuz al-Din, the governor of Herat, and was encouraging him to conquer Khurasan.

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“Muhammad Wali Mirza, Wali of Khurasan, Leads an Army Against Herat”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 04 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000078>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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