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Battle of Kizil-tepe
Part of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)
DateJune 25[citation needed], 1877
Locationnear Kars
Result Ottoman victory
 Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Arshak Ter-Gukasov Ahmed Muhtar Pasha
60,000[citation needed] 55,000[citation needed]
Casualties and losses
around 1500 killed and wounded[1]

430 killed,

1400 wounded[2]

The Battle of Kizil-tepe (Turkish: Kızıltepe Muharebresi) was fought on June 25, 1877, between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. The Russian were attempting to besiege Kars. The Ottomans successfully lifted the siege.

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  1. Caucasian Battlefields: A History of the Wars on the Turco-Caucasian Border, William Edward David Allen,Paul Muratoff, page 167, 2011
  2. THE CAMPAIGN IN ARMENIA - The Battle of Kiziltepe Hard Fight Capture of the Hill by the Turk.

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