The New York Times11 October 1918


Massacre at Urumiah-47,000 Refugees Reach British Lines in Mesopotamia.

LONDON, Oct. 10.-Mesopotamian dispatches received here record the arrival inside British lines of 47,000 Assyrian, Armenian and Russian refugees from Urumiah, Persian Armenia, who broke through the Turkish front and made their escape.

Another 10,000 refugees, according to the dispatches, are distributed in Kurdistan towns or are wandering in the hills. The Turks pursued them, but were driven back by British cavalry.

Later the Turks entered Urumiah and massacred 200 persons, mostly old men. It is reported that 600 Christian women have been distributed among the Turkish troops and the Moslem inhabitants of Urumiah.

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