Siege of Emesa

The siege of Emesa was laid by the forces of Rashidun Caliphate from December 635 up until March 636. This led to the Islamic conquest of Emesa, which was a major trading city of the Byzantine Empire in the Levant.

Siege of Emesa
Part of the Muslim conquest of Syria
(Arab–Byzantine Wars)
DateDecember 635March 636 AD
Location
Result Rashidun Caliphate victory
Territorial
changes
Emesa captured by Rashidun Caliphate
Belligerents
Rashidun Caliphate Byzantine Empire
Commanders and leaders
Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah
Khalid ibn al-Walid
'Ubadah ibn al-Samit
Muadh ibn Jabal
Harbees 
Strength
15,000 8,000
Casualties and losses
235 4,900