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In the meantime, Spitamenes continued to stir trouble in other areas, so Alexander sent  a small troop, led by Pharnuches, to take care of the situation. Pharnuches  underestimated Spitamenes considerably. Spitamenes successfully lured Pharnuches to  another territory where Spitamenes obtained further support, leaving the Macedonians  surrounded. It is reported that not a single Macedonian escaped death in what was  perhaps the first–and only–major defeat of Alexander's career. Though the blame falls  largely on Pharnuches and his ineptitude, Alexander himself failed to appreciate the  strength of Spitamenes' force, and his error in calculation was the ultimate cause of this  defeat. Spitamenes fled with his troops when Alexander's army made for their direction, but the  fact remained that Spitamenes controlled most of Sogdiana. Alexander appointed 
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