Battle of Firaz


Battle of Firaz

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Firaz
partof=Byzantine-Arab Wars and
Islamic conquest of Persia


caption=
date=January 634 AD
place=Firaz, Mesopotamia (Iraq)
result= Muslim victory
territory=Mesopotamia annexed by Muslims
combatant1=Rashidun Caliphate
(Rashidun Arabs)
combatant2=Byzantine Roman Empire,
Sassanid Persian Empire,
Arab Christians
commander1=Khalid ibn al-Walid
commander2=
strength1=15,000
strength2= unknown
casualties1= unknown
casualties2= unknown

The Battle of Firaz was the last battle of the Muslim Arab commander Khalid ibn al-Walid in Mesopotamia (Iraq) against the combined forces of the Byzantine Roman Empire, Sassanid Persian Empire, and Christian Arabs. Khalid's force was consisted of 15,000 menA.I. Akram, The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin al-Waleed, His Life and Campaigns, Nat. Publishing. House, Rawalpindi (1970) ISBN 0-7101-0104-X.] according to Muslim sources.

The result of the battle was a victory for Khalid and the first Muslim conquest of Mesopotamia. The Muslim conquest of the Persian Empire was complete after their next victory at the Battle of al-Qādisiyyah.

Online resources

* [http://www.swordofallah.com/html/bookhome.htm A.I. Akram, The Sword of Allah: Khalid bin al-Waleed, His Life and Campaigns Lahore, 1969]

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