Siege of Dara (573)

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Siege of Dara (573)
Part of Byzantine–Sasanian War of 572–591
Date 573
Location Dara
Result Sasanian victory
Sasanian Empire Byzantine Empire
Commanders and leaders
Khosrau I
Bahram Chobin

The Siege of Dara occurred in 573, during the Byzantine–Sasanian War of 572–591. The siege lasted 4 months and ended with the city's fall to the Sasanian Persians. The news of the fall of Dara, long a major Byzantine stronghold in Upper Mesopotamia, reportedly drove Emperor Justin II insane.