Battle of Saniyy

Battle of Saniyy (Arabic: معركة الثني) was between the Muslim Arab army and the Sasanian Empire. When Khalid ibn Walid gone from Ayn al-Tamr to Dumat Al-Jandal for the help of Iyad ibn Ghanm, The Persian court believed that Khalid had returned to Arabia with a large part of his army, Persians decided to throw the Muslims back into the desert and regain the territories and the prestige which the Empire had lost. The Persians had resolved not to fight Khalid again, but they were quite prepared to fight the Muslims without Khalid ibn al-Walid. Khalid ibn al-Walid first defeated them at the battle of Muzayyah and then advanced towards Saniyy.

Battle of Saniyy
Part of Campaigns of Khalid ibn al-Walid
DateNovember 633
Location
Result Decisive Rashidun Caliphate victory
Belligerents
Rashidun Caliphate Sassanid Persian Empire
Christian Arabs
Commanders and leaders
Khalid ibn al-Walid Rabi'a bin Bujair 
Strength
15,000 5,000-10,000
Casualties and losses
minimal 5,000