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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SANA's reporter in Hasaka said that two artillery's shells were fired by Turkish forces on al-Mahmaqia neighborhood near Nisibin crossing, injuring three civilians.
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. The caliph Muktafi (902-8), having been repeatedly defeated by the Qarmatians and the remnants of his empire about to vanish, was warned by the court astrologers that if he launched another campaign he would be defeated and his dynasty terminated; but this too was proved wrong, as had been the horoscope cast by Mansur's astrologers at the founding of Baghdad that claimed no caliph would die in the new city, which held true until Mamun (813-33) killed Amin (809-13) in it.