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The Niš rebellion broke out in Niš in 1821, suppressed by the Ottomans the same year. It was led by a Serb revolutionary organization, the Niš Secret Organization (Hишка тајна организација), created in 1820 by Orthodox priest Melentije.[1] It was influenced by the Greek revolutionary organization, Filiki Eteria (Society of Friends).[1] The muhafiz of the Pashaluk of Niš in 1821 was Husein-paša, who was also the commander of the Niš garrison with 8,000 soldiers.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mirčetić 1994, p. 90.

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