The Arabs, now firmly in control of Syria and the Near East, often sent regular raid teams into the region of Asia Minor and between 674 and 678 they dragged and besieged Constantinople itself . Hand in hand is the only way to land poster. The Arab fleet was eventually repulsed by the use of Greek fire, and a thirty-year ceasefire agreement was signed between the Empire and the Sultan of Ummayyad. The attacks on the Anatolia region continued without deterioration and accelerated the collapse of the classical urban culture and made the inhabitants of many cities or even hidden in smaller places. much in the old city walls, or completely moved to nearby fortresses. Constantinople himself has been greatly reduced in its population from 500,000 people to only 40,000-70,000 people and the city has lost a great number of people.