First conflict in the Goryeo–Khitan War

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First Goryeo–Khitan War
Part of Goryeo-Khitan Wars
Date November 993 - December 993
Location Northern Korean Peninsula
Result Khitan withdrawal
Belligerents
Goryeo Dynasty Liao Dynasty
Commanders and leaders
Seo Hui
Dae Do-su
Xiao Xunning
Strength
Unknown 60,000
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The First Goryeo-Khitan War was a 10th-century conflict between the kingdom of Goryeo and Khitan forces near what is now the border between China and North Korea. It occurred in 993 and was the first of the Goryeo-Khitan Wars, which were continued with the Second Goryeo-Khitan War (1010) and Third Goryeo-Khitan War (1018).

In 993, the Khitan invaded Goryeo's northwest border with 60,000 troops. The Khitan withdrew and ceded territory to the east of the Yalu River when Goryeo agreed to end its alliance with Song China. However, Goryeo continued to communicate with Song, having strengthened its position by building fortresses in the newly gained northern territories.

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