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Battle of Carcar
Part of the Assyrian conquest of Syria
Karkar

Kurkh stela of Shalmaneser that reports battle of Carcar

Date 853 BC
Location Northern Syria
Result Indecisive; allied strategic victory
Belligerents
Assyria An alliance of 12 Kings
Commanders
Shalmaneser III Hadadezer
Ahab
Strength
100,000
(Assyrian records claim 100,000 troops; modern scholars believe Assyrian forces were smaller)
60,000 infantry,
2,450 chariots,
1,900 cavalry,
1,000 camel cavalry

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