Ten years after the destruction of a Byzantine army on the Golan Heights in A.D. 636, Dar-al Islam already stretches from the Sahara to the Sind. The war, however, is not finished. The Orthodox Caliph Umar b. al-Kattaab was assassinated in A.D. 644 and the Byzantines remain entrenched in the Nile delta. Clearly, the armies of Islam must finish the job, the conquest of Constantinople itself.
The accession of the Caliph Uthman b. Affan enabled Mu’awiyah b. Sufyan, his cousin and the formidable governor of Syria to construct a fleet and carry on the war against Byzantium.
From the highlands of Armenia to the shores of Crete, the elite Syrian army and navy seeks to overwhelm the last stronghold of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople.