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Ali invaded the region of Isfijab in 996, Sebük-Tegin agreed to leave that region in his possession, while he retained Khorasan. After this the Samanid domains were limited only to the central part of Mavarannahr, while Khorasan and all regions south of the Amu-Darya were ruled by Mahmud, who succeeded Sebük-Tegin after his death in 997. Finally, in 999 the Qarakhanid Nasr b. #Ali entered Bukhara without resistance and put an end to the rule of the Samanids. A brother of the last amir, Isma#il II b.
Soon after this the taxation policy of the Arab administration caused resentment and revolts of the local population; this culminated in general uprisings in Soghd in 728-730 and then again in 736-737, supported also by the Türgesh, during which at some point only Samarqand and Dabusiya remained in Arab hands. The Türgesh came to help the yabghu of Tokharistan, when the latter was attacked by the Arabs, and they established an alliance with Tibet. In 736, and again in 737, a Tibetan army campaigned through Little Bolor and captured the Pamirs, while the Türgesh were fighting the Arabs south of the Amu-Darya as far west as Juzjan.
The Oghuz yabghu also converted to Islam a little later (see map 13). Some of the Turkmens who split from the yabghu under Seljuk and his family began to nomadize in Mavarannahr, between the Sïr-Darya and the Amu-Darya (possibly, in the region of Nur), and participated in the military campaigns of the last Samanid, al-Muntasir, against the Qarakhanids. In the steppes east and north-east of the Oghuz another Turkic tribal union, named Kimek, emerged before the middle of the 9th century, in the steppes south of the Irtïsh river.
An Historical Atlas of Central Asia by Yuri Bregel