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Harran, Battle of
(7 May, 1104)

It was the first major battle against the new Crusader states after the First Crusade. The Seljuk Turks, under Jikirmish, governor of Mosul, and Sokman, the Artuqid lord of Mardin decisively defeated the Crusader forces under Baldwin II of Edessa (capturing him in the process) - marking a key turning point against Frankish expansion

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