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The Saladinian Empire
Friction between Syria and Egypt begins over how they will share the land left by Saladin.
- Al-Aziz Uthman believed he did not have enough land with Egypt and he joined with his brothers Al-Zahir and Turan Shah.
- This made Al-Afdal ibn Salah ad-Din join with his brothers Al-Adil and Az-Zahir Ghazi.
- This meant that Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Saudi Arabia were at war with Egypt, Yemen and Lebanon.
- Yemen's troops marched north to the fishing town of Jazan and waged war with Arabia.
- The Battle Of Jazan lasted for 15 days and ended with Arabia ousting Yemen control from the area.
- Al-Afdal waged war with Al-Aziz and marched on Egypt.
- Lebanon attacked Jordan and was easily repelled.
- Al-Afdal allied himself with the people of Jerusalem and Cyprus and captured the city of Al-Jizah.
- Al-Aziz moved his forces from Cairo and met with Yemen's armies. His army totaled 10,000 swordsmen, 750 cavalrymen and 500 archers.
- Al-Afdal increased his army to 7500 swordsmen, 900 cavalrymen and 1350 archers.
- The two armies met at Alexandria and a battle ensued.
- Al-Aziz's second in command died of smallpox and was replaced by his brother Al-Zahir.
- Al-Zahir led the charge and eradicated Al-Afdal's front line.
- Al-Afdal's archers killed 2000 swordsmen but were eventually captured and executed.
- Afdal's troops retreated back to Al-Jizah.
- Cyprian troops sailed to Al-Jizah to help Afdal.
- Afdal & Amalric Of Lusignian march on Alexandria and besiege it.
- Aziz attempts to ambush them but they are expected.
- The Second Battle Of Alexandria is won in two hours by Afdal.
- Aziz is severely injured and returns to Cairo.
- In Yemen, Turan Shah plans an attack on Oman.
- A still injured Aziz flees to Yemen.
- Oman is not prepared for invasion and falls in five months
- Aziz marches on Arabia while his Egyptian armies attack from the west.
- Aziz captures Jeddah while all Arabia's armies fall back to protect Mecca and Medina.
- Afdal attacks Jeddah but Aziz repels his armies. Afdal's ally, Az-Ghazi is taken prisoner and executed.
- Aziz heads back to Egypt and recaptures Al-Jizah.
- Aziz's army meets with Afdal's and the Battle Of Kafr Ikhsha begins.
- After 3 months of on-off conflict, Aziz is pushed south.
- Yemen's armies besiege Mecca and bombard it with cannon fire.
- After 5 months, rioting and looting force Mecca to admit defeat.
- Aziz reaches Alexandria and is defeated easily as his armies were exhausted.
- Turan Shah marches to Medina and is met by a large Cypriot army.
- The battle of Medina lasts six days until Shah fires cannons at the walls and kills 200 people. Medina surrenders.
- Turan Shah crowns himself King Of Arabia.
- Turan Shah breaks his alliance with Aziz.
- Aziz builds a new city, Kafr El-Dawar, to launch an attack on Alexandria.
- Afdal attack Kafr El-Dawar, Aziz is injured but escapes. Afdal is shot in the throat and abdomen and dies a day after the attack.
- Turan Shah invade Jordan.
- Turan Shah's army reach Karak.
- Shah's army infiltrates Karak and kills all first-born boys.
- Aziz takes back Alexandria and wages war with Shah.
- An assassin sent by Shah kills Aziz.
- Shah claims all Egypt and Jordan as his own.
- Al-Adil assassinates Turan Shah to avenge the deaths of his family.
- Al Adil claims his brothers, Saladin's lands.
- Adil invades what is modern day Iraq and reaches Mosul.
- He meets the Abbasid soldiers and enters into battle with them.
- He defeats them and returns to Mosul.
- Adil returns to Jerusalem to beat back a rebel army
- Adil announces an alliance with the Byzantine Empire and rides to Constantinople to meet the Crusaders.
- Adil meets with Alexios III at the Bosphorus to fight the Crusaders.
- The armies met with heavy losses on both sides.
- The crusaders now have 9260 men while Adil and Alexios have 13,570.
- The armies meet again and Adil's forces are forced to retreat, but Alexios sends the Crusaders back.
- Adil returns to Mosul to repel the Abbasid forces.
- Adil beats the Abbasid in the Battle Of Mosul.
- Adil conquers Kirkuk and burns the city to the ground.
- Baghdad is besieged by Adil and Constantinople is besieged by Crusaders.
- Adil sends half his army to Constantinople and continues to besiege Baghdad.
- Constantinople is taken and Alexios IV named new Byzantine Emperor.