Indeed, in the time of the caliphate this was the channel of the Tigris, and on its banks stood the important city of Wasit.
Ibn Hobaira was overtaken and compelled to retire to Wasit.
Ibn Hobaira, who had been besieged in Wasit for eleven months, then consented to a capitulation, which was sanctioned by Abu'l-Abbas.
Tahir continued his victorious march, conquered Ahwaz, took Wasit and Madain, and pitched his camp near one of the gates of the capital, where he was rejoined by Harthama.
The original inventor of this instrument was T.