Battle of Azaz (1125)

Battle of Azaz
Part of the Crusades
DateJune 11, 1125
Location
ResultCrusader victory
Belligerents
 Kingdom of Jerusalem
Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia
Principality of Antioch
County of Edessa
County of Tripoli
Seljuqs Eagle.svg Seljuk Turks
Artuqids
Burid dynasty
Commanders and leaders
Kingdom of Jerusalem Baldwin II of Jerusalem
Leo I of Armenia
Joscelin I of Edessa
Pons of Tripoli
Aq-Sunqur il-Bursuqi
Seljuqs Eagle.svg Toghtekin
Strength

3,100


1,100 knights
2,000 infantry
Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown1,000–5,015 killed

In the Battle of Azaz forces of the Crusader States commanded by King Baldwin II of Jerusalem defeated Aq-Sunqur il-Bursuqi's army of Seljuk Turks on 11 June 1125 and raised the siege of the town. (One authority says the battle was fought on June 13.[1])

Background

Joscelin I of Edessa had captured Azaz in northern Syria from the atabeg of Aleppo in 1118. The next year the Crusaders under Roger of Salerno were severely defeated at the Battle of Ager Sanguinis, and King Baldwin II of Jerusalem was captured while patrolling in Edessa in 1123.

Other Languages
العربية: معركة أعزاز
Bahasa Indonesia: Pertempuran Azaz
Nederlands: Slag bij Azaz
português: Batalha de Azaz
српски / srpski: Битка код Азаза
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bitka kod Azaza
Türkçe: Azaz Muharebesi
українська: Битва при Аазазі