Nekor (Arabic نكور) is a town in the Rif of Morocco. It was the capital of the medieval Kingdom of Nekor, and was founded by Emir Idris ibn Salih between 749 and 761 AD, and became the capital in the reign of his son Said ibn Idris (the capital having previously been Temsaman.) It was sacked by the Normans in 762 AD, and destroyed by the Almoravid Yusuf ibn Tashfin in 1080 during his conquest of the Rif.
The Kingdom of Nekor was an emirate in the Rif area of modern day Morocco, with its capital initially at Temsaman but later at Nekor.
He converted the local Berber tribes to Islam; they soon tired of the restrictions of the religion, and threw him out in favor of a person known as az-Zaydi from the Nafza tribe, but then changed their mind and took him back, and his dynasty, the Banu Salih, ruled the region until 1019.
In his reign, Nekor was sacked by the Normans, who took many prisoners, a few of whom were ransomed by the Umayyad ruler of Spain.
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