Revolt of Babylon (626 BC)

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Revolt of Babylon (626 BC)
Date 626 BC
Location Babylon and surrounding lands
Result Decisive Babylonian victory; eviction of Assyrian troops
Belligerents
Babylonians
Assyrians
Commanders and leaders
Nabopolassar Ashur-Etil-Ilani (627 - 624 BC)
Sin-Shar-Ishkun (624 - 612 BC)
Strength
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

The Revolt of Babylon in 626 BC refers to a series of events from 626 BC to 616 BC when the Babylonians succeeded in establishing their independence and removing the last Assyrian influence in their domains. The revolt is one of the key factors contributing to the fall of Assyria; within four years of the end of the revolt, the Assyrian presence in Mesopotamia ends and the Assyrians fled into exile at Harran in the eastern parts of Syria.