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969 Capture of Antioch ★ ★ ★ ★
Outcome: Recapture of Antioch by the Byzantines 28 October 969
War  &  Enemy: Enemy:
Arabs (Hamdanids)
Later Byzantine-Muslim Wars
Battle Type:
City Capture
The Battlefield Antioch Location:
In "Antioch the Great" or Antioch on the Orontes or Antioch of Syria, near modern Antakya, Turkey
Modern Country:
  The Byzantines(emperor:  Nikephoros II Phocas) The Enemies
Commander: General Michael Bourtzes
Background story:
The Battle:
Emperor Nikephoros II Phocas drove the Arabs out of central Asia Minor by 965 at Adana and Tarsus, then invaded Syria, where the fortress city of Antioch fell to General Michael Bourtzes after more than three centuries of Arab rule.
Aftermath: Aleppo was then also captured by the Byzantines, forcing Caliph al-Muti to sue for peace, although Nikephoros was assassinated before Aleppo fell .