chapter  6
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THE FORT OF KASSARA

HAJl RlKKAN'S first footing on the ladder of fame-a footing insecure and not to

be long retained-was gained as an indirect result of the " Great War", a phrase which to him meant the intermittent conflict which went on during his early manhood between the Bani Lam and the Albu Mohammad, the two great tribal confederations of the lower Tigris.