Nisibin

Nisibin,

Turkey: see NusaybinNusaybin
or Nisibin
, town (1990 pop. 50,605), SE Turkey, near the Syrian border. It is a commercial and transportation center. It has ruins of the ancient Nisibis, the residence of early (2d cent. B.C.–1st cent. A.D.) Armenian kings.
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687) was warned by his astrologers that the horoscope predicted defeat if his 7,000 troops fought Ubayd Allah Ibn Ziyad's 80,000, but again the stars proved wrong when Mukhtar's general defeated Ibn Ziyad at Nisibin.