The Collapse of Assyria (616-607 B.C.)
The tenth year of Nabopolassar [616-615 B.C.]: In the month Ajaru he mustered the army of Babylonia and marched along the bank of the Euphrates. The Suheans and Hindaneans [people living south of Harran] did not do battle against him but placed their tribute before him.
In the month Âbu the army of Assyria prepared for battle in Gablini and Nabopolassar went up against them. On the twelfth of the month Âbu [24 July 616] he did battle against the army of Assyria and the army of Assyria retreated before him. He inflicted a major defeat upon Assyria and plundered them extensively. He captured the Manneans, who had come to the Assyrians' aid, and the Assyrian officers. On the same day he captured Gablini.
In the month Âbu the king of Babylonia and his army went upstream to Mane, Sahiri and Bali-hu. He plundered them, sacked them extensively and abducted their gods.
In the month Ulûlu the king of Babylonia and his army returned and on his way he took the people of Hindanu and its gods to Babylon.
In the month T a ür &