Hurr ibn Yazid

Al-Hurr ibn Yazid bin Najiyah Al-Tamimi Al-Yarbuʿi Ar-Riyahi ( حر بن یزید بن الناجیة التمیمي الیربوعي الریاحي‎) was the general of the Ummayad army dispatched from Kufa, Iraq to intercept al-Husayn ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib. The newly appointed governor of Kufa, Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, issued the command to guard all entrances and exits to Kufa in order to intercept al-Husayn for an oath of allegiance to Yazid ibn Mu'awiya ibn Abu Sufyan of the Ummayad dynasty. Al-Hurr ibn Yazid al-Tamimi al-Yarbu'i was ordered along with his 1,000 soldiers to sanction al-Husayn and his followers and bring them to Kufa.