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Formation of Abbasid Caliphate in Egypt Announced by Saladin

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Saladin announces the formation of the Abbasid Caliphate in Egypt. In 1169 he was made vizier by the Fatimid caliph al-Adid, but when al-Adid dies, Saladin takes power for himself and allies Egypt once again with the Sunni Abbasids based in Baghdad.

This puts an end once and for all to the Fatimid Dynasty.

Saladin is not, however, entirely independent yet. He still owes loyalty to his superior, Nur ad-Din, who orders him to join in an attack on Crusaders — and Saladin obeys, but not very vigorously. Saladin will recognize that if he and Nur ad-Din are successful in eliminating the Franks from the Holy Land, Saladin himself will be the next target.

So after some successful fighting, he will send word that Fatimid plots back in Egypt are forcing him to return, thus leaving Nur ad-Din on his own against the Frankish Crusaders in the Holy Land.

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