Battle of Ayn al-Tamr
The Battle of Ayn al-Tamr (Arabic: معركة عين التمر) took place in modern-day Iraq (Mesopotamia) between the early Muslim Arab forces and the Sassanians along with their Arab Christian auxiliary forces. Ayn al-Tamr is located west of Anbar and was a frontier post which had been established to aid the Sassanids.
|Battle of Ayn al-Tamr|
|Part of Muslim conquest of Persia and|
Campaigns of Khalid ibn al-Walid
Sassanid Imperial Army|
Arab Christian Auxiliaries
|Commanders and leaders|
|Khalid ibn al-Walid||
Mihran Bahram-i Chubin|
Aqqa ibn Qays ibn Bashir (POW)
|500-600||Unknown number, although it consisted of a "great" following of Arab Christian tribes and Sassanian troops.|
|Casualties and losses|
The Muslims under Khalid ibn al-Walid's command soundly defeated the Sassanian auxiliary force, which included large numbers of non-Muslim Arabs who broke earlier covenants with the Muslims. According to non-Muslim sources, Khalid ibn al-Walid captured the Arab Christian commander, Aqqa ibn Qays ibn Bashir, with his own hands.