Saladin’s father, a Kurd, was born in Tvin (Dvin), Armenia. Saladin was born in Iraq. When Saladin conquered Jerusalem, he killed all the Christian residents, sparing Armenians. Some historians believe he didn’t kill Armenians because of his family links with Armenia.
 

Saladin’s father, a Kurd, was born in Tvin (Dvin), Armenia. Saladin was born in Iraq. When Saladin conquered Jerusalem, he killed all the Christian residents, sparing Armenians. Some historians believe he didn’t kill Armenians because of his family links with Armenia.
 

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