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Battle of Marj Al-Saffar
Part of Campaigns of Khalid ibn al-Walid
Date19 August 634[1]
LocationSyria
Result Muslim victory
Belligerents
Rashidun Caliphate Byzantine Empire
Commanders and leaders
Khalid ibn al-Walid



At Damascus, Thomas, son-in-law of Byzantine Emperor Heraclius, was in charge. Receiving the intelligence of Khalid's march towards Damascus he prepared the defences of Damascus. He wrote to Emperor Heraclius for reinforcement, who was at Emesa that time. Moreover, Thomas, in order to get more time to prepare for a siege, sent the armies to delay, or if possible, halt Khalid's march to Damascus. One such army was defeated at the Battle of Yaqusa in mid-August 634 near Lake Tiberias 150 km from Damascus, an other army that halted the Muslim advance to Damascus was defeated in Battle of Maraj as Saffer on 19 August 634

It is said that Umm Hakim, a Muslim heroine was involved in this battle[2]

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