Abdallah ibn Qais

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Abdallah ibn Qais (Κάϊσος, Kaisos and Ἀβδελᾶς, Abdelas in Greek sources) was an Ummayad military leader active against the Byzantine Empire in the 670s. In ca. 672/673 he led a raid into Cilicia and Lycia, and wintered there before returning to Syria. In 674/675, by which time, according to al-Tabari, he was admiral-in-chief of the Ummayad navy, he led a raid against the island of Crete along with general al-Fadl ibn Ubaid.


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