The armies of the Mamluks and the Mongols met in September at Ain Jalut on the Plain of The battle of Ain Jalut affected more than the Middle East. “All empires over-reach and inevitably decline. That moment came for the Mongols in at the Battle of Ayn Jalut.” By Jem Duducu. AT THE. Dr. Nazeer Ahmed, PhD Not since the Battle of Badr had the Islamic world stood face to face with extinction as it did at the Battle of Ayn Jalut. Just as the Prophet.

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The two armies jzlut roughly matched in numbers, but the Mamluks had one great advantage: Reenactment of 13th century Mongol cavalrymen Image courtesy of https: Our horses are swift, our arrows sharp, our swords like thunderbolts, our hearts as hard as the mountains, our soldiers as numerous as the sand.

With their leader gone, the remaining Mongol formations broke and fled to the town of Beisan where they drew up to face the pursuing Mamluk cavalry. However, Berke Khan initiated a series of raids in force which lured Hulagu north, away from the Levant to meet him.

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Within days the victorious Kotuz re-entered Damascus in triumph, and the Egyptians moved on to liberate Aleppo and the other major cities of Syria. The Mamluks had the advantage of knowledge of the terrain, and Qutuz capitalized on this by hiding the bulk of his force in the highlands, hoping battlee bait the Mongols with a smaller force under Baibars.

Every Mamluk worked his way up from recruit to a higher position based on merit alone.


The Mongols never seriously threatened Egypt again. This battle is credited with one of jaalut first uses of “hand cannons” in history. The news of the fall of Baghdad was received with great joy in Christendom who saw in it an opportunity to redress the loss of Jerusalem. I have always been intrigued by this battle, which is clearly one of the most relevant in all history.

Ain Jalut was undoubtedly one of the decisive battles in human history, comparable in its importance with the Battle of Tours and the Battle of Plassey In it won…. Hulagu’s plan was to then proceed southwards through the Kingdom of Jerusalem towards the Mamluk Sultanateto confront the major Islamic power. As Baibars re-engaged the Mongols, Kotuz ordered his Mamluk reserve cavalry out from its hiding places in the foothills, slopes, and valleys against the flanks of the Tatar army.

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Ina German army invaded Ialut, occupied Damietta and proceeded towards Cairo. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. News from the World of Military and Veterans Issues.

He reminded them of the nature of Tatar savagery. When Qutuz saw the left wing of the Mamluk army almost destroyed by the desperate Mongols seeking an escape route, Qutuz threw away his combat helmetso that his warriors could recognize him. We will shatter your mosques and reveal the weakness of your God and then we will kill your children and your old men together. The Egyptians allowed the invaders to enter the delta, then opened the dykes on the Nile, trapping and drowning the German army.


Former President and Legionnaire George H. Sultan Kotuz and his emir Baibars had struck a deal prior to the battle, wherein Kotuz promised Baibars the governorship of Syria once the Mongols were defeated.

Only then did the Mongols realize they had been tricked by one of their own kf tactics: At present you are the only enemy against whom we have to march. Angered, Kitbuqa sacked Sidon.

Battle of Ain Jalut

Finally, the Mongols turned and began to retreat, heading for Beisaneight miles 13 km away. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Only those who beg our protection will be safe. He sent btatle raiding parties throughout Palestine, attacking Jerusalem and possibly as halut south as Gaza, the very gateway into Egypt proper. As a result, Genghis Khan himself made forced marches to bring the Sultan Jalal al-Din to battle and annihilated him at the battle of Indus.

Under Mongolian custom, all princes of the royal blood were required to immediately return to their homeland and hold a grand conclave to select a new “Great Khan.

A History of Central Asia. Subsequently, General Baybars formed a conspiracy against Qutuz, who was murdered as he made his way back battlf Cairo.

Kotuz and his emir Baibars, his second-in-command, selected the Plain of Esdraelon to the north of Jerusalem as the chosen ground for their fight. You have heard how we have conquered a vast empire and have purified the earth of the disorders vattle tainted it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.