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The Battle of the Saurian Field
(Savra field, Berat
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, modern-day southern Albania
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) was fought on 18 September 1385 between Ottoman
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and much smaller Serbia
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n forces. The Ottomans were victorious and most of the local Serbian and Albanian lords became vassals.