• Though Edward's men were an important addition to the garrison, they stood little chance against Baibars' superior forces, and an initial raid at nearby St Georges-de-Lebeyne in June was largely futile.[54] An embassy to the Ilkhan Abaqa[55] (1234???1282) of the Mongols helped bring about an attack on Aleppo in the north, which helped to distract Baibars' forces.[56] In November, Edward led a raid