The Iranians Storm the Fortress of Herat
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[147c] After the attack and retreat of Sar Khush Khan, whose name was now spoken of with admiration, others too sought the same honor and the shah saw that his army was ready to cover itself with glory. So he issued a general order to prepare assault gear. With everything ready, he ordered an advance on the city. With the guidance of some Afghans who had joined the Iranian army, six-runged wooden ladders were constructed which were high enough to scale the walls. When all was ready, the decisio…

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“The Iranians Storm the Fortress of Herat”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 24 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000149>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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