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    Posted: 18-Apr-2005 at 20:21

I have been wondering for a while, which was the last Persian army to make use of war elephants? Did any post-islamic conquest states such as the Bujids or Samanids employ them in their armies?

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Tamerlane used war elephants extensively and I believe the Safavids did as well.
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it is a good way but it failed in qadissya batlle when arab defeated persian and their elephant by help of god under leader saad bin abi waqas
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  Quote Ahmed The Fighter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Apr-2005 at 02:26

war elephant a good plan the best nation in use it the persian they controled the ancient world from mesopotamia to inda and from skethia in russia to yemen but it ended in the rise of arab when the arab defeat persian in last batlle at nevawand in 642 A.D

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  Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Apr-2005 at 18:06

Originally posted by Ahmed The Fighter

it is a good way but it failed in qadissya batlle when arab defeated persian and their elephant by help of god under leader saad bin abi waqas

Well, it seems that the only way the arabs could have won was with the help of god, at least if it was only Arabs that attacked - it wasn't.  Here's actually how it happened you ignoramus:

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The first kingdom to be lost was Yemen. The Iranian satrap ruling Yemen accepted Islam, mustered a standing army, and joined the Prophet in the battles to the north. The loss of Yemen and Hira was followed by Iran's loss of its capable men to the enemy. Salman of Fars, for instance, not only joined the Arabian war council but, reportedly, was distinguished by the Prophet as a member of his family. The Battle of the Ditch (Khandaq) is indicative of how Iranian expertise (e.g., digging a canal around al-Madinah to incapacitate the Iranian cavalry), won a number of victories for the Arab infantry. Salman is credited with the drawing up of this and many similar plans at critical times when the forces of Islam were outnumbered.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/bashiri/IranIslam/IslamIran.htm l



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