VOL. XXVII-NO. 168 Frederick, Maryland, USA
Monday, May 2, 1904
30 Cents A Month
Fighting In Turkey
Troops Lose 20 Killed and 23 Wounded In Battle With Armenian Rebels.
Constantinople, May 2.
—According to official advices there has been serious fighting In the Sassun district of Asia Minor between the troops' and Armenia insurgents numbering 2000. The troops lost 20 killed and 23 wounded.
Twelve' villages in the Talori district , have been 'destroyed, but whether by insurgents or Kurds Is not known. There" are 10,000 troops in the disturbed area.
Private advices say that the Kurds attacked two villages north of Sassun, losing 26 killed.
[The Sassun district of Asia Minor became notorious in 1894 because of a series of massacres of Armenians by Kurds. In the same year there'were massacres of Armenians In the neighboring districts of Bitlis and Mush.]