Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles

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The Citadel of Raymond de Saint-Gilles, also known as Qala'at Sanjil and Qala'at Tarablus in Arabic, is a citadel and fort on a hilltop in Tripoli, Lebanon. It takes its name from Raymond de Saint-Gilles, the Count of Toulouse and Crusader commander who was a key player in its enlargement. It is a common misconception that he was responsible for its construction when in 1103 he laid siege to the city; in fact, the citadel's original builder was the Arabian military commander Sefyan bin Moujib al Azadi in 636.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 34°26′00″N 35°50′40″E / 34.4334°N 35.8445°E / 34.4334; 35.8445