Sultanate of Rum

Battle of Hyelion and Leimocheir
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1177 Jan 1

Battle of Hyelion and Leimocheir

Nazilli, Aydın, Turkey

The Battle of Hyelion and Leimocheir saw the almost complete destruction by the Byzantines of a large Seljuq Turk army. The Seljuq army had been raiding Byzantine territory in the Maeander Valley in Anatolia, and had sacked a number of cities. The Byzantine force ambushed the Turks at a river crossing.


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