|Battle of Sulukh|
|Part of Armenian National Liberation Movement|
The battle site
|Armenian fedayi||Ottoman Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Gevorg Chavush †||Cherkez Keosse Binbashi †|
|80 Fedayi||2000 soldiers|
|Casualties and losses|
21 dead, |
120 dead, |
|23 Armenian civilians massacred|
At that time, Sulukh was a small village of around a hundred houses on the road from Erzurum to Muş. The fedayi entourage was camping there overnight, when the Turks attacked them. The Armenians were besieged by the Turks. At the start of the battle, the resistance of the Armenians was successful. However, after a massive Turkish attack, the Turks had captured the village. During the defense, Gevorg Chavush was wounded (which later caused his death). Nevertheless, the death of the colonel Keosse Binbashi panicked the Turks, as a result of which, Armenians launched a surprise attack, and the fedayeen were able to rescue the body of Gevorg Chavush.
The Turks lost their colonel (Cherkez Keosse Binbashi), 2 captains, 5 officers, 110 soldiers, 1 police chief and 1 doctor. The Turks retrieved Gevorg's body and gave a state funeral to both him and their own colonel.
- Antranig Chalabian (1988). General Andranik and the Armenian Revolutionary Movement. Southfield. pp. 158–159. ISBN 9780962274114. https://books.google.ca/books?id=yeJtAAAAMAAJ.
- The Armenian Review, Volume 46, Issues 181-184. Hairenik Association. 1995. p. 186. https://books.google.ca/books?id=ivADAAAAYAAJ.
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