Damascus No Longer Trusts European Crusaders, Looks for Help From the Muslims

Damascus No Longer Trusts European Crusaders, Looks for Help From the Muslims

Tomb of Nur ad Din Zangi in Damascus
Source: Wikipedia

Because European Crusaders had laid siege to the city in 1148 despite the existence of a truce with them, citizens of Damascus decide that the Crusaders can no longer be trusted and hand control over to Nur ad-Din Mahmud bin Zangi.

In assuming control of this city, Nur ad-Din is able to unite all of Muslim Syria. One of Nur ad-Din's lieutenants, Saladin (Salah-al-Din Yusuf ib-Ayyub), will rise to prominence in the coming conflicts.

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