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31. Having been sent by the Fatimids to punish the Berber Zirids for abandoning Shias, they travelled westwards.

32. The Fatimids had assigned the Zirids, a Zenaga Berber clan centered in Ifriqiya, to watch their western dominions.

33. After conquering Cairo, the Fatimids abandoned Tunisia and parts of Eastern Algeria to the local Zirids (972–1148).

34. The Zirids in turn divided their territories, assigning some to the Hammadid branch of the family to govern.

35. After the fall of Cordoba, the Zirids took over Granada in 1013, forming the Zirid kingdom of Granada.

36. To compensate, the Zirids encouraged the commerce of their coastal cities, which did begin to quicken;

37. In 1048, for economic and popular reasons, the Zirids dramatically broke with the Shi'a Fatimid suzerainty from Cairo;

38. In retaliation, the Fatimids sent against the Zirids an invasion of nomadic Arabians who had already migrated into Egypt;

39. Even after the fall of the Zirids the Banu Hilal were a source of disorder, as in the 1184 insurrection of the Banu Ghaniya.

40. Substantially weakened, the Zirids lingered on, while the regional economy declined, with civil society adrift.

41. In the 11th century, reigning over Ifriqiya, the Zirids somehow recognised the sovereignty of the caliph of Cairo.

42. After the fall of Spain's branch of the Umayyads, Malaqah became the capital of a distinct kingdom ruled by the Zirids.

43. Governing again from Kairouan, the Zirids led the country through another artistic, commercial and agricultural heyday.

44. He also fought against the Zirids of Granada and the Aftasids of Badajoz, but with no conclusive results.

45. A common pattern was for Hammadids and Zirids to support "rival coalitions of Arab tribes to fight their proxy wars."

46. Whenever the Zirids recognized one of two rival caliphs, the Hammadids would declare their submission to the other.

47. The Zirids proper were then designated as Badicides and occupied only Ifriqiyah between 1048 and 1148.

48. In the 11th century, the Fatimids sent the Banu Hilal to the Tripolitania, Tunisia and Constantine areas against the Zirids.

49. The Zirids lost control over the hinterland and were only able to retain the coastal areas, the capital being moved to Mahdia.

50. Even on the coast the Zirids were not unchallenged - Tunis was lost to the Khurasanid dynasty (1063–1128).

51. After conquering Cairo, the Fatimids abandoned Tunisia and parts of eastern Algeria to the local Zirids (972–1148).

52. During the 1010s and 1020s, a series of succession crises paved the way for interference by the Zirids of Ifriqiya.

53. The Zirids would eventually break all ties to the Fatimids and formally embrace Sunni Islamic doctrines.

54. To compensate, the Zirids encouraged the sea trade of their coastal cities, which did begin to quicken;

55. Even after the fall of the Zirids, the Banu Hilal were a source of disorder, as in the 1184 insurrection of the Banu Ghaniya.

56. Abu al-Salt then left Egypt for Kairouan in Tunisia, where he entered the service of the Zirids in Ifriqiya.

57. These tribes maintained links with the prevailing local dynasties, such as the Zirids, Hammadids and Hafsids.

58. The Zirids of Granada dynasty reigned until 1238, when Muhammad ibn al-Ahmar founded the Nasrid dynasty.

59. After much time had passed, and the dust had settled, it is claimed that 35,000 Sicilians and Zirids had been killed.

60. Having been sent by the Fatimids to punish the Berber Zirids for abandoning Shias, they travelled westwards.