719 Some resistance occurred from 717 to 718. To make peace with the nobles , Aksel gave some power to them , including Pelagius who he made count of Asturias The situation to the north had changed Duke of Odo fought against the Austrasian mayor of the palace, Charles Martel, but after the defeat of Chilperic at Soissons that year, he made peace with Charles by surrendering to him the Neustrian king and his treasures. It was a perfect opportunity, king Askel , Tariq and some nobles including Palaguis moved to Septimania. Askel, built up a strong army from his territories to take septemenia from the duchy Of Aquitaine. Askel army included siege engines, infantry, a horsemen and a number of mercenaries, as well as some Basque. He besieged the city of Toulouse, then Aquitaine's most important city. Duke Odo of Aquitaine, also known as Eudes, was not in the city when it was besieged, having left to find help. He asked the assistance of Charles Martel, who in turn preferred to wait and see rather than help his southern rival Odo returned some months later with Aquitanian, Gascon, and Frankish troops, and just as the city was about to surrender, attacked the Berber invasion force on may. After Odo originally fled, the Berbers seemed the Berbers became overconfident, and instead of maintaining strong outer defenses around their siege camp. Thus, when Odo returned, he was able to launch an assault on the siege force, both from behind and from forces within the walls. The surprised scattered with the first attack. Odo's forces cut down many .Unknown to Odo this was a trick ,as Tariq moved from the west attacking Odo and scattered his force. The peace treaty was that all of Septemenia would return to the kingdom of Hispania. Tousle was to be occupied and the duke Odo would have to pay yearly tribute for 10 years. Tariq was recalled, since war with the Byzantine empire, continued as Tiberius became of age but Anastasois refused the step down as regent. Plunging the state in to another civil war. The Berbers, broke the truce used this Opportunity to lay siege to Leptis Magana. And King put in play his secret project as he had built a navy ever since 703 accelerated by the recourses of Hispania. By mid-720 Leptis Magna fell, Anastas was deposed and put as regent, and Theodosius was installed by his followers, he sent the navy to take Back Leptis Magana. But a storm, cough them, the Berbers soon chase them, the Berber navy had an easy time , Destroying the weaken byzantine navy. And by early 722, Cyrene was put under siege , A noble Leo rebelled, timing could not have been worse, the followers of Theodosius wanted to figth , But he himself resigned. Upon taking power Leo, prepared his navy. by 723 Cyrene fell due to the herectis opened the gates , Leo had just quelled the rebellions against him, Tiberius was still alive, so Leo said he was protector not emperor. Leo now prepared for the inevitable. The Berber fleet moved up the coast with the Berber army to Egypt. In 724 , they landed on the Egyptian shore in April, and until September were engaged in constant clashes with the Byzantine troops. "Every day there was a military engagement from morning until evening, between the outworks of the gates, with thrust and counter-thrust", and some sorties. the byzantines used the respite to destroy a rebellion of the heretics in the city . Then the Berbers departed into a fortified camp to spend the winter. This set the pattern that continued throughout the siege: each spring, the Berbers crossed the and assaulted Alexandria, withdrawing for the winter. Leo didn’t attack he wanted the Berbers to cause them to be weaken them , and let the siege drag on. Leo now resolved to confront the Berber besiegers in a head-on engagement. Moved His fleet, equipped with Greek fire, routed the Arab fleet. killing the admiral, At about the same time, the Berber army in Egypt, under the command of King was conforted by the Byzantine army under Leo, pushed the Berber army back but Tariq managed to save it but lost 7 000. By 728 the siege of Alexandria stopped , The siege of Alexandria was lifted as the 56 year-old king Aderfi ,had died. The Berber fleet and army retreated , This victory gave Leo a lot of popularity. Leo now prepared the city of Alexandria for a siege.