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In this second part of episode 2, we pick up the historical narrative where we left off at the end of episode 1.
In the 30s of the 12th century, Arab armies brought down the Sassanid Persian Empire and seized its vast possessions. The Arabs took from the Byzantine Empire all its Syrian provinces and commander Amr ibn Al-As conquered Egypt in 642 AD-21H. To reach Byzantine Africa, he had to pass through Cyrenaica, where the Arabs crossed paths with the first Berber tribe, the Laouata.
A young captain from his own family, Oqba Ibn Nafaa, participated in his westward progress, which stopped at Tripoli, taken in 23H. It was Abdallah Ibn Saad, Ibn Al-As's successor at the head of Egypt, who commanded the first Arab campaign in Ifriqiya and who faced the Patrice Grégoire, aka Jerjir, whose army was six times larger than his own.
* The podcast director extends his sincere thanks to the honorable professors Adnan El Ghali and Nouri Boukhchim.
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