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The Battle of Nimlah and Defeat of Shah Shujaʿ
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[79c] Shah Mahmud proceeded on from Jagdalak. At Surkh Pul he had Mir ʿAlam Khan, who was still under arrest, put to death. This came at the suggestion of Wazir Fath Khan who had won over the Qizilbash of Kabul as allies. Mir ʿAlam was executed at a place now known as Mir ʿAlam-i Kushtah (Mir ʿAlam the Slain). Wazir Fath Khan, pursuing a scheme of his own devising, opened friendly correspondence with amirs in Shah Shujaʿs retinue and by means of cash gifts induced them to abandon their loyalty …

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“The Battle of Nimlah and Defeat of Shah Shujaʿ”, 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_000084>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219

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