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Vahriz

Vahriz

Vahriz was a Deylamite spahbod (commander) in the service of the Sassanid Empire of Persia (Iran). He was the head of a small expeditionary force of low ranking Azatan (Azadan) nobility numbering around 700 sent by Khosrau I to Yemen to help repel the invading Ethiopians of Axum. Vahriz was successful in expelling the invading Ethiopians from Yemen. He then resided there as the Persian governor of Yemen. Yemen became a vassal state of the Sassanids until the arrival of Islam.

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