Aleppo (Halab, Halep) came under Hittite rule in 15th century BCE. In 14th century BCE, after his Syrian campaing, Suppiluliuma I installed his son Telipinu as king of Aleppo. He was succeeded by his son Talmi-Sarruma. However during the empire period Aleppo was overshadowed by Karkamis whose leaders were the Hittite viceroys of Syria. Aleppo was a main center of Storm-God worship.