Qalaat al-Khawabi قلعة الخوابي

The Ismaeli castle at Qalaat al-Khawabi lies approximately 20 kms northeast of Tartus in the Syrian coastal mountains. One of the Ismaeli strongholds of the Crusader period, the castle was re-fortified by Rashid al-Din Sinan, the Ismaeli leader, after 1160. The castle surrendered  to the Mamluks under Baybars in 1273. The castle hosted a village […]