Crusaders Attack Damascus but are Turned Back

Crusaders Attack Damascus but are Turned Back

Baldwin II of Jerusalem

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Crusaders launch attacks on Damascus, but Baldwin II of Jerusalem is unable to achieve his goal of capturing the city. This is Baldwin's second attack on Damascus. The first, launched in 1126, was stopped 19 miles before it even reached the city. This time, the Crusaders manage to get to within 10 miles of Damascus before being turned back.

Baldwin II of Jerusalem is not alone in these attacks: he has had the assistance of the Knights Templar and his new son-in-law, Fulk V of Anjou.

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