Hephthalite–Sasanian Wars

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The Hephthalite–Sasanian Wars, refers to a series of conflicts between the Hephthalites and the Sasanian Empire.

Hephthalite–Sasanian Wars
Sukhra defeating the Hephthalites.jpg
The forces of the Sasanians and Hephthalites fighting

Perso-Turkic victory

  • The Hephthalite Empire breaks into minor kingdoms
Sasanian Empire
Western Turkic Khaganate (557-562)
Hephthalite Empire
Commanders and leaders
Peroz I 
Kavadh I
Khosrow I

See alsoEdit


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