Sahl Smbatean (Armenian: Սահլ Սմբատեան) was an Armenian prince of Shaki, during the 9th century A.D. In Arabic sources, he is referred to as Sahl ibn Sumbat. After the fall of the Mihranid dynasty in 822, Sahl ruled a significant part of Caucasian Albania. Sahl initially provided refuge to Babak Khorramdin and fought with him against the Islamic conquest of Persia. However, later he assisted Afshin, the prominent general under Abbasid Caliph al-Mutasim, in capturing Babak Khorramdin. In 854, Sahl was captured and imprisoned by Bugha al-Kabir al-Sharabi, the Turkish commander of Abbasid Caliph al-Mutawakkil.
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