What was the Siege of Antioch (968-969 AD)?

Introduction The Siege of Antioch (968–969) was a successful military offensive undertaken by leading commanders of the Byzantine Empire in order to reconquer the strategically important city of Antioch from the Hamdanid Dynasty. Part of the Arab-Byzantine Wars, 629-1050s. Background Following a year of plunder in Syria, the Byzantine Emperor, Nikephoros II Phokas, decided to… Read More