Sieges of Baghdad


Sieges of Baghdad

There were at least 3 major sieges during the history of the Abbasid caliphate

Al Ma'mun siege of Baghdad 820

in 820 AD Caliph Al Ma'mun sent his general "Taher ibn hussien" to capture Baghdad and depose his brother Caliph Al Amin, the siege was successfull Taher captured the city and executed the caliph.

Siege by the Seljuqs

* Seljuk siege of Baghdad 1157 the Seljuqs of Hamadan along with the Zengid of Mosul unsuccessfully besieged Baghdad.

Siege by the Mongols

* Battle of Baghdad (1258) The Battle of Baghdad in 1258 was a victory for the Mongol leader Hulagu Khan, a grandson of Genghis Khan. who captured Baghdad and burnt to the ground.

Modern aga

*Fall of Baghdad (1917), the British and Indian capture of Ottoman-controlled Baghdad during the First World War.

*2003 invasion of Baghdad, the US capture of Saddam Hussein-controlled Baghdad following the Coalition's invasion of Iraq.


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