(P3R FRESS ASSOCIATION.)
Suakim, Deoember 22.
It is considered probable that Colonel Sir W. P. Grenfoll, commander of the forces, will shortly make a forward movement m the direction of Handoub, and he is not likely to meet with any, resistance from the followers of Osman Digna. A nephew of Osman was. wounded m the last battle and taken prisoner by the British. During the engagement on Thursday several of the revolvers were disablod through being clogged with stand, and many of tho swords of the Hussars were broken. The cavalry made a reconnaisance towards Handoub to-day, when it was discovered that the enemy are gathering on the hills m the neighborhood of Hasheen. (Received Deoember 24, 12. 20 p.m.) Suakim. Deoember 21. A spy has come m with a report to the effect that Handoub is full of wounded Arabs. SuAEm. Deoember 22.
The reported early departure oi the troops is causing a feeling^of alarm iii the city. , . ,
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THE SOUDAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2021, 24 December 1888
THE SOUDAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2021, 24 December 1888
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