Both the Crusaders and Muslims Claim Victory at Battle of Hab Hot

Both the Crusaders and Muslims Claim Victory at Battle of Hab

Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem
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Battle of Hab: Fought at Burj Hab, Syria, by Crusaders under Baldwin II and a Muslim army led by Ilghazi of Mardin, both sides will claim victory.

The claim by Baldwin II is probably stronger because the Principality of Antioch is stabilized after having suffered a massive defeat at the Battle of Ager Sanguinis in June.

When he heard about the defeat of the Crusaders at Ager Sanguinis, Baldwin pulled together his forces and headed north. Along the way he added more from the County of Tripoli under Count Pons. Combined with what was left from the Antioch army, he engaged the Muslim forces at the stronghold of Hab.

Baldwin is unable to fight a full-scale battle and instead must deal with harassment from mounted Turkish bowmen. As a result he suffers terrible losses — but the losses on the Muslim side must also be severe because Baldwin will be able to recapture some of the places lost in the aftermath of the Battle of Ager Sanguinis.

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