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Letter's Attempts to Advance Toward the Frontier Defeated

OCTOBER 6, 1915

PETROGRAD, Oct. 5, (via London, Wednesday Oct. 3.)---An official report issued tonight says:

"On the Caucasus front there have been no serious engagements except in the region of Van. At various points the Turks have attempted to advance in the direction of our frontier, but in all cases they were easily reprised.

"Skirmishes between advance guards have occurred in the region of the Black Sea coast southwest of Khopa, and further southwest of the town of Van our troops, having defeated a Turkish detachment, continued on Oct. 8 to pursue the enemy, who retired along the southern shore of Lake Van and along mountain paths."

A hard copy of this article or hundreds of others from the time of the Armenian Genocide can be found in The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts From The American Press: 1915-1922