appointed by Emp. Leontios in 697 to lead a naval expedition against the Arabs in North Africa.
John recaptured Carthage and several surrounding towns, but in 698 ʿAbd al-Malik sent a superior fleet, forcing him to retreat for supplies and reinforcements to Crete, where mutinous supporters of Tiberios II killed him.
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