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MESOPOTAMIAN FIGHTING.

STRONG ENEMY ATTACK REPULSED.

HEAVY CASUALTIES AMONG

TURKS

LONDON, April 26 Details of the Turkish, counter attack in Mesopotamia on April 17th and 18th, it is reported

that the enemy essayed to carry] the position by sheer weight of | numbers. The attack began at seven o'clock in the evening and continued all night. Six distinct assults were made against one brigade as well as sporadic irushes, yet the British line was unbroken. The blaze of burst-

rig shells disclosed the enemy ying flat and our infantry fired

a fusilade along the level ground. Over 2000 dead were counted in front of one brigade" alone. So fierce was the attack on the position that the enemy broke through a gap between

two battalions and finding their retreat cut off doubled back in confusion. All were shot down or captured.

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MESOPOTAMIAN FIGHTING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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MESOPOTAMIAN FIGHTING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3540, 28 April 1916

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