He escaped afterwards, rose in rebellion at Kufa in 864, and was killed in battle.
This victory opened the gates of Kufa to Abdalmalik, and all Irak received him with acclamation.
We must not forget that Kufa and Basra were military colonies, and that each tribe had its own quarter of the city.
Qaḥṭaba himself perished in the combat, but his son Ḥasan entered Kufa without any resistance on the 2nd of September 740.
Sedjur said that he knew the Residency, and would drop down in a Kufa, so as to be under the wall here as the moon rose.
Presently, on coming round a bend of the river, I saw a solitary fisherman paddling his Kufa close inshore.
But in Kufa peace was restored, and this not by military force, but by the headmen of the tribes.
I knew a landing-place, a little below the Residency, and thither I directed the paddler to take his Kufa.
His body was crucified in Kufa, his head sent to Damascus and thence to Medina.
Quick as thought, Sedjur ran to where his own Kufa was fastened, jumped down into it, and soon brought it alongside the other one.