Who was the main Muslim army leader during the Third Crusade?

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The main commander of Muslim forces during the Third Crusade was Saladin. Saladin had been trying to reduce the Crusader states since the end of the Second Crusade. While he was chipping away at the remaining Christian strongholds, a new Crusade was called.

 During this crusade, Richard the Lionheart was...

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The main commander of Muslim forces during the Third Crusade was Saladin. Saladin had been trying to reduce the Crusader states since the end of the Second Crusade. While he was chipping away at the remaining Christian strongholds, a new Crusade was called.

 During this crusade, Richard the Lionheart was able to capture many coastal cities despite the best efforts of Saladin. The two fought to a draw several times with each coming to respect the other. Eventually Richard signed a treaty with Saladin that allowed Christian pilgrims to travel unimpeded to the Holy Land.

Saladin had failed to drive the invaders out, which disturbed many in the Muslim world, but he also kept control of Jerusalem despite another huge invasion.

 

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