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Battle of Ghazni (998)

The Battle of Ghazni was fought in 998 between the rival Ghaznavid forces of Amir Ismail and the rebel forces of his older brother Mahmud of Ghazni.

On his death-bed Amir Sabuktigin had designated Ismail as his successor while Mahmud, the older brother who was involved in the Samanids civil war, was stationed in Nishapur.

Upon receiving these news Mahmud contested Ismail's right to the throne and divested his charge of Nishapur to his uncle Borghuz and younger brother Nur-ud-Din Yusuf and marched upon Ghazni where he defeated and captured his brother and took the crown. Ismail spent the rest of his life in comfortable captivity confined to a fort in Joorjan.[1]


  1. ^ Jaques 2007, p. 391


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