Abaaq al-Khwarazmi

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Aziz ibn Abaaq al-Khwarazmi (died 1079) was a commander under Malik Shah I and later became the first Seljuk ruler to gain independence from the Great Seljuk Empire. He founded a state (a sultanate or emirate) in Damascus in 1076, where he commenced the construction of the Citadel of Damascus. His successor was the brother of Malik Shah, Tutush I.

Regnal titles
Preceded by
Zain ad-Dawlah Intisar ibn Yahya al-Masmudi
Emir of Damascus
Succeeded by
Tutush I