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Battle of Dara
Campaign: Byzantine-Persian Wars
Date: 530 CE
Place: Dara, Armenia
Outcome: Byzantine victory
Combatants

Byzantines Byzantine Empire
Huns Huns

Flag of Persia Sassanian Empire

Commanders

Belisarius
John of Lydia

Perozes
Baresmanas

Strength

25,000 troops

40,000-50,000

Casualties

unknown

8,000

The Battle of Dara was an engagement between the Byzantine Empire and the Persian Empire that occurred in 530 CE, with the Byzantines defeating the Persian army despite the loss of their heavy cavalry.

Battle

After a lengthy archery duel, the Persians drove back the Byzantine heavy cavalry, but were then flanked by Hun horse archers and driven off. The Persians lost heart and retired.

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