Battle of Parwan

Battle of Parwan

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Parwan
partof=the Mongol invasion of Central Asia
date=1221
place=Parwan village, near Ghazni
result=Khwarezmian victory
combatant1=Mongol Empire
combatant2=Khwarezmian Empire
commander1=Shigi-khutukhu
commander2=Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu
strength1=10,000+ men Fact|date=February 2007
strength2=60,000 men Fact|date=February 2007
casualties1=Unknown
casualties2=Unknown
notes=
The Battle of Parwan was fought between sultan Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu of the Khwarezmid Empire and the Mongols. The sixty thousand men of the sultan were badly equipped and tired but after a battle that lasted a day, the sultan was able to overcome his enemies. This was one of the few times the Mongols were decisively defeated, but it brought the full rage of Genghis Khan himself after Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu who simply did not have the resources left to fight another, larger, army, under the Great Khan himself, who had never been defeated in battle since his youth. After having won, Jalal ad-Din Mingburnu headed for India to seek refuge together with his army of some fifty thousand men and several thousand refugees. However, he was caught, and defeated by Genghis Khan at the Battle of Indus.


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