Siege of Germanicia

The siege of Germanicia or Marash was led by Muslim forces of the Rashidun Caliphate during their campaigns in Anatolia in 638. The city surrendered without much bloodshed. This expedition is important because it marks the end of the military career of the legendary Arab Muslim general Khalid ibn Walid, who was dismissed from the army a few months after his return from the expedition.

Siege of Marash
Part of the Arab–Byzantine Wars and
Campaigns of Khalid ibn al-Walid
Date638 AD
Germanicia (modern Kahramanmaraş, Turkey)
Result Rashidun Caliphate victory
Germanicia captured by the Rashidun Caliphate
Rashidun Caliphate Byzantine Empire
Commanders and leaders
Khalid ibn al-Walid Unknown