Battle of Kaskar
|Battle of Kaskar|
|Part of Islamic conquest of Persia|
|Rashidun Caliphate||Sasanian Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Abu Ubayd al-Thaqafi||
|Casualties and losses|
The Battle of Kaskar (Arabic: معركة كسكر) was fought between the advancing forces of the Rashidun Caliphate and the Sassanian Empire in modern-day Iraq. Following the Battle of Namaraq, the defeated Persian noblemen and governor of Kaškar, Narsi, fled back to his estates in an attempt to save his life. The Muslims soon advanced towards his estate, however, and Narsi marched out to defend it. His flanks were commanded by the sons of Vistahm, Vinduyih and Tiruyih. Rostam Farrokhzad, another Persian noblemen, also sent the commander Jalinus to assist Narsi, but he did not arrive in time. In the ensuring battle, Narsi was soundly defeated, however he and his commanders managed to escape. Jalinus soon met the Muslim force as well, but he too was defeated.
- Michael G. Morony, Iraq After the Muslim Conquest, 2005. (p. 157)
- Pourshariati 2008, p. 213.