Siege of Gundishapur

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Siege of Gundishapur
Part of the Muslim conquest of Khuzestan
Date 642
Location Gundishapur, Khuzestan
Result Muslim victory
Belligerents
Rashidun Caliphate Sasanian Empire
Commanders and leaders
Abu Musa Ashaari
Strength
Unknown Unknown

The Siege of Gundishapur took place in 642. It was the last major city in Khuzestan to fall to the Arabs. According to al-Tabari and al-Baladhuri, the Arab general Abu Musa Ashaari marched to Gundishapur and besieged the city.[1] The city didn't put much of a resistance, due its weak defence mechanism; only after a few days, the city surrendered and opened its gate. Abu Musa then made peace with the city in return for tribute, which the city accepted. However, some inhabitants of the city refused to live under the rule of the Rashidun Caliphate, and fled to Kalbaniyah. Abu Musa then went to the city and easily seized it.[1] He thereafter seized a few other small cities, thus completing the conquest of Khuzestan.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Jalalipour 2014, pp. 11-12.

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