Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation)

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Nineveh and surrounding villages

[331c] ‘Umar ibn-al-Khaṭṭâb appointed ‘Utbah ibn-Farḳad as-Sulami governor of al-Mauṣil in the year 20. The people of Nînawa1 fought with him, but he seized their fort (i.e. the eastern one) by force and crossed the Dijlah (Tigris). The people of the other fort made peace with him on condition of giving jizyah, with permission that whoever preferred, might depart with thos…

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“Mosul”, in: Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān (English translation), General Editor Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī. Consulted online on 12 November 2019

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