The Persian Resistance has succeeded in retaking Antioch! "The foolish Egyptians thought their technology was matchless, but here we have matched it!"
Paycupat Chutcopa looked on, the general leading the Ottoman-Persian forces. "How odd to have been reborn into this role again," he mused as he looked over the plans to retake the city from his technologically far superior foe. Upon its capture, the most difficult decision of his lives came to him: "To raze or not to raze?" He decided to allow the Egyptians to retain the city inevitably, yet to deny them it if only for a few moments. "Such is the nature of resistance," he said, readily quoted by his aide for posterity. The decision was made instead to disband the divisions that retook the city, and for their equipment to be destroyed before the Egyptians could capture it and reuse it for themselves.
Later he fumed over the near retaking of Laodicea. "Had only our forces not already been in full retreat, we could have retaken that city as well, destroying a considerable Egyptian air force stationed there with it. As is, our light guerillas did a great job of wearing down the defenders, but the loss of this near-victory burns me."