Battle of Qadisiyyah

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Battle in 637 between Arabs and Persians. The Arabs seized the Persian capital and forced the last pre-Islamic emperor, Yazdagird, to flee to Inner Asia, marking the collapse of the Sasanian empire and the opening of Persia to Arab-Muslim conquest. The battle was used as a symbol by Saddam Hussein to justify the war against Iran (1980–88) and the 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

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