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The conquests periods 1 . 2. 86/705 From : Qutayba fall naturally into four The recovery of Lower Tukharistan The conquest 87/706 to 90/709 : Bukhara 3. of : ; of ; From 91/710 to 93/712 : Consolidation of the Arab authority in the Oxus valley and its extension into 4. From Sughd ; 94/713 to 96/715 Jaxartes provinces. : Expeditions into the The recovery of Lower Tukharistan. The task before Qutayba was to crush the Lower Tukharistan. In the spring of 86/705 the army was assembled and marched through Merv Rfidh and Talaqan on Balkh.

Numbers and composition As usual the Bahilite account carries this absurdity by introducing a Turgesh force to the point of of no less than 200,000 men, an obvious anachronism, influenced by the later Tiirgesh invasions. The connection the mention of Kur by Maghanun, is made clear whom we find nearly " one of the chiefs thirty years later (rab. II. 1602. " The true account would seem to be that Qutayba did not attempt to fight a pitched battle, but by dilatory tactics wearied out the allies and gave time for their natural inclination towards disunion to operate, then evaded them by a rapid march through the Iron Gate and, except for a rearguard skirmish with the enemy's cavalry, got his army clear across the river at Tirmidh.

9), 'Abdur-Ra/mian was appointed governor of Balkh, in order to supervise the administration of the new province. Qutayba had hardly returned to Merv before he was The king of called to deal with yet another revolt. of the Arabs, of difficulties the Shuman, taking advantage or of their absence in the southern mountains, had reasserted his independence in spite of the conciliatory offers of Salih ibn Muslim. The weight of Qutayba's His stronghold power was now employed was attacked with siege artillery, the king himself killed From this in a sortie and the garrison put to the sword.

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