The battle was between cruel Yazid’s army from Syria reinforced by troops from Kufa, and the caravan of families and friends of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson(Son Of their dearest Daughter Hazrat Fatima S.A) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. It is claimed that 72 males (including Husayn’s 6 months old baby son) of Husayn’s companions were killed by the forces of Yazid I.[3]

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