Sack of Aleppo
Capture of Berroia (Aleppo) by the Byzantines under Nikephoros Phokas in 962
962 Dec 31

Sack of Aleppo

Aleppo, Syria

The Sack of Aleppo in December 962 was carried out by the Byzantine Empire under Nikephoros Phokas. Aleppo was the capital of the Hamdanid emir Sayf al-Dawla, the Byzantines' chief antagonist at the time. Nikephoros was awarded a second triumph for the fall of Aleppo.