Battle of Balkh

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Battle of Balkh
Date 900
Location Balkh, (present day Afghanistan)
Result Samanid victory, the Saffarids become vassals of the Samanids
Territorial
changes
The Saffarids loses much territory to the Samanids and become vassals[1]
Belligerents
Samanid Empire Saffarid dynasty
Commanders and leaders
Isma'il ibn Ahmad Amr ibn al-Layth  (POW)
Strength
20,000 horsemen[2] 70,000 cavalry[3]
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Battle of Balkh took place between the armies of the Samanid Empire under the command of Emir Isma'il ibn Ahmad and Saffarid forces under Emir Amr ibn al-Layth in 900. The Saffarid army was defeated by the Samanid forces, and Amr ibn al-Layth was captured.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://books.google.dk/books?id=O9QUAAAAIAAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA6&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
  2. ^ History of Islam (Vol 3) By Akbar Shah Najeebabadi, pg. 330
  3. ^ History of Islam (Vol 3) By Akbar Shah Najeebabadi, pg. 330