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1717 Omani invasion of Bahrain


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In 1717 the Sultanate of Oman invaded Bahrain bringing an end to a 115-year rulership by the eroding Safavid dynasty. Following the Afghan invasion of Iran at the beginning of the eighteenth century which weakened the stronghold of the Safavids, the Omani forces were able to undermine Bahrain and culminated in victory for the Akhbari.
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