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Yazid ibn Abu Sufyan

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Subject: Battle of Yarmouk, Arab–Byzantine wars, Muslim conquests, Battle of Ajnadayn, Muslim conquest of the Levant, Rashidun Caliphate, Siege of Damascus (634), Siege of Jerusalem (637), Rashidun army
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Yazid ibn Abu Sufyan

Yazid ibn Abu Sufyan (Arabic: يزيد بن أبي سفيان‎) was one of the companions of Muhammad


Yazid ibn Abu Sufyan was the son of Abu Sufyan ibn Harb and the brother of Muawiya I. He is not to be confused with Yazid ibn Muawiya who was the caliph during the period in which Imam Hussain was martyred.

Yazid was one of those four Muslim generals who were sent by Caliph Abu Bakr to invade Roman Syria in 634 A.D. He was made governor of Damascus after the Conquest of Damascus in 634 A.D. He commanded Muslim army's left wing at the Battle of Yarmouk. After the death of Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah in 639 A.D from plague, Mu'adh ibn Jabal was made governor of Syria and after his death from the plague Yazid was made governor by Caliph Umar, but he too died in a plague in 640 A.D. He was appointed as governor of Syria by Umar.

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