Battle of Sarus

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Battle of Sarus
Part of the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628
Date April 625
Location Sarus river, Cilicia
Result draw; nominal Byzantine victory
Belligerents
East Roman (Byzantine) Empire Sassanid Empire
Commanders and leaders
Heraclius Shahrbaraz
Strength
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Battle of Sarus was a battle fought between the East Roman (Byzantine) army, led by Emperor Heraclius, and the Persian general Shahrbaraz. After a series of maneuvres, the Byzantine army under Heraclius, which in the previous year had invaded Persia, caught up with Shahrbaraz's army, which was heading towards the Byzantine capital, Constantinople, where his forces would take part in its siege together with the Avars. The battle ended in a nominal victory for the Byzantines, but Shahrbaraz withdrew in good order, and was able to continue his advance through Asia Minor towards Constantinople.

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