|, , and were all Rashidun caliphs and relatives of even in-law , becoming them relatives of , Yazid and||", Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan replied: "More bands will be sent after me"|
|He commanded the 's left wing at the||Biography [ ] Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan was the son of and Zaynab bint Nawfal, hence a paternal half-brother of|
The result was an utter debacle for the Romans at the Battle of Tabuk.
|Catching the Byzantines off guard, he quickly captured several towns, virtually cutting off the communications of the Byzantine army at Ajnadayn with its high command at , where emperor Heraclius himself resided||According to , the first Muslim historian on the events, Yazid was the first commander with 1000 horsemen sent to Syria and Palestine by|
|In the Shadow of the Sword The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World||When the Romans arrived, on seeing Yazid's small force they thought this to be the entire Arab force and attacked|
After the death of in 639 AD from plague, was made governor of Syria and after his death, also from the plague, Yazid was made governor by Caliph , but he too died in a plague in 640 AD.17
|Yazid ibn Abi Sufyan then crossed into the near Gaza||Heraclius sent a force of 8000 cavalry units, commanded by Batlic; Sergius, his brother; Luke, son of Samuel and chief of police; and Salya, governor of and|
|They saw a Roman Reconnaissance of, according to , 10,000 horsemen and took them on||Amir bin Adi told him there was a Roman Army 100,000 strong behind him that had been sent to confront him|
then sent with 1000 horsemen to gather intelligence on the Roman Army.