Battle of Sarus

The Battle of Sarus was a battle fought in April 625 between the Byzantine army, led by Emperor Heraclius, and the Persian general Shahrbaraz. After a series of maneuvers, 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 Anatolia towards Constantinople.[1]

Battle of Sarus
Part of the Byzantine–Sassanid War of 602–628
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Seyhan river (map)
DateApril 625
Result Byzantine victory
Byzantine Empire Sassanid Empire
Commanders and leaders
Heraclius Shahrbaraz
unknown unknown
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown


  1. ^ Norwich, John Julius (1997). A Short History of Byzantium. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-77269-3.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)