Ibrahim Inal

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Ibrahim Inal (died 1060) was a Seljuk warlord, and a uterine brother of the sultan Tughril.

In 1047, Ibrahim wrested Hamadan and Kangavar from the Kakuyid ruler Garshasp I.[1] Ibrahim later commanded a successful raid against the eastern provinces of the Byzantine Empire which culminated in the Battle of Kapetrou in September 1048; the Arab chronicler Ibn al-Athir reports that he brought back 100,000 captives and a vast booty loaded on the backs of ten thousand camels.[2] In 1058, he revolted against his brother, but was eventually defeated and personally strangled by Toğrül with his bowstring at Baghdad.[3]


  1. ^ Bosworth 1968, p. 19.
  2. ^ Paul A. Blaum (2005). Diplomacy gone to seed: a history of Byzantine foreign relations, A.D. 1047-57. International Journal of Kurdish Studies. (Online version)
  3. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Seljūks" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 608.