Khanasor Expedition

The Khanasor Expedition was undertaken by the Armenian militia against the Kurdish Mazrik tribe on July 25, 1897. In 1896, during the defense of Van, the Mazrik tribe ambushed a squad of Armenian defenders and slaughtered them. The Khanasor Expedition was the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF) retaliation. The Mazriks lived in Khanasor, near Avarayr, the Vartanants battlefield. The ARF, with the support of the Hnchagians and the Armenagans, organized an attack on the Kurds. The brain of the operation was Nigol Douman. At dawn on July 25, some 250 fedayees attacked the Mazriks, killing all the men and sparing only the women and children. The attack ended on Jul 27. Khanasor helped build up the self-confidence of Armenians that they could defend themselves.

The Khanasor Expedition was undertaken by the Armenian militia against the Kurdish Mazrik tribe on July 25, 1897. In 1896, during the defense of Van, the Mazrik tribe ambushed a squad of Armenian defenders and slaughtered them. The Khanasor Expedition was the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF) retaliation. The Mazriks lived in Khanasor, near Avarayr, the Vartanants battlefield. The ARF, with the support of the Hnchagians and the Armenagans, organized an attack on the Kurds. The brain of the operation was Nigol Douman. At dawn on July 25, some 250 fedayees attacked the Mazriks, killing all the men and sparing only the women and children. The attack ended on Jul 27. Khanasor helped build up the self-confidence of Armenians that they could defend themselves.

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