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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Death of Sulayman

1086 - Sultan Malik Shah sent his uncle, the Emir Tutush, governor of Syria, to stop Suleyman in his relentless campaign of conquests.

In a battle near Antioch, Tutush's army killed Sulayman and captured his son, Kilij Arslan.

He was taken to the city of Isfahan, capital of Sultan Malik Shahs empire, as a hostage.
The city of Edessa fell at this time. The former Byzantine governor of Antioch, Philaretus, now based himself at the town of Germanicea (Marash).

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