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19 Facts About Ayyubid Syria
Ayyubid Syria's celebrated triumph over the Crusaders, the crowning achievement of which was the recapture of Jerusalem 99 years after the Crusaders themselves conquered the city from Fatimid Egypt, Saladin is today celebrated as a national hero in several countries that were part of his sultanate, chiefly Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and his birth place of Iraq, with each country, save for Syria, having his heraldic eagle as their national coat of arms.
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The reinforcements had come after the Nubians had already departed Aswan, but Ayyubid Syria forces led by Turan-Shah advanced and conquered northern Nubia after capturing the town of Ibrim.
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Suddenly attacked by the Templars under Baldwin IV of Jerusalem near Ramla, the Ayyubid Syria army was defeated at the Battle of Montgisard, with the majority of its troops killed.
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In 1244, the breakaway Ayyubids of Syria allied with the Crusaders and confronted the coalition of as-Salih Ayyub and the Khwarizmids at Hirbiya, near Gaza.
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Ayyubid Syria sacked the lower town of Karak, then besieged its fortress.
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Ayyubid Syria's ordered the fortification of Mansurah and then stored large quantities of provisions and concentrated her forces there.
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Ayyubid Syria's organized a fleet of war galleys and scattered them at various strategic points along the Nile River.
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Ayyubid Syria managed to cross the Nile to launch a surprise attack against Mansurah.
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Some of these local leaders, known as shaykhs, entered the service of an Ayyubid Syria ruling household and thus their bids for power were supported from Ayyubid Syria household revenues and influence.
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Ayyubid Syria parceled out the building of the towers on this stretch of the wall to his princes and military officers; each tower was identified with a particular prince who inscribed his name into it.
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