FACING THE Wrath of Khan.
The article provides information on the invasion of the central Asian kingdom of Khwarezm by the Mongol empire. Mongol leader Genghis Khan immediately laid siege to the city. After three days the city garrison tried to break through the Mongol lines and although a few managed to fight their way clear to the Amu-Darya River and safety, the majority were annihilated. The citizens of Bukhara, abandoned by their defenders, opened the gates.