Shah Shujaʿ Sets His Sights on Kabul but Is Put in Chains Before He Can March
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[84cc] Since Shah Shujaʿ was firmly committed to a campaign against Kabul, Prince Haydar’s defeat and return did not alter his resolve. He put the army’s worn-out horses out to pasture on Khalil, Mohmand, and the mesopotamian lands so that after their strength was built up again, they could be brought back and the march on Kabul begun. The shah also dismissed many of the khans who were in attendance on him to return to their own homes and outfit themselves for the campaign.

During this time, while Peshawar was empty of any loyal soldiers, the governor of Kashmir, ʿAta Muhammad…

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“Shah Shujaʿ Sets His Sights on Kabul but Is Put in Chains Before He Can March”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 15 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000092>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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