Ilinden Uprising, Sydney Morning Herald

Ilinden (Elijah's) Uprising – 1903, THE REBELLION IN MACEDONIA – Excerpts from telegrams: Reports by Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald:
INSURGENT POSITION STORMED, FLIGHT BEFORE ARTILLERY FIRE
London, August 31

Advices which have been received at Salonika state that Servet Pasha, with six battalions, stormed a position held by 3000 Macedonians at Smilevo. 1000 Macedonians were killed, and the remaineder fled before the artillery fire of the Turks.

The Sydney Morning Herald - August 14, 1903:
TURKISH TROOPS SURROUNDED
London, August 12

A body of insurgents surrounds 200 turkish troops at Dirgje.
Fourty six Macedonians have been killed in fighting at Okrida (Ohrid).
There have been sanguinary encounters between Kutzo-Wallach (Vlach) and Greek bands.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday, August 21, 1903:
THE KRUSHEVO FIGHTING – HEAVY LOSSES
London, August 20

In the fighting at Krushevo the revolutionists lost 60 killed and 12 wounded. They then left the vicinity. The casualties of the Turkish troops numbered 250.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday, August 21, 1903:
GREEK SYMPATHY FOR TURKEY
London, August 20

The GREEK GOVERNMENT, the GREEK METROPOLITAN and the PEOPLE of GREECE ARE IN ACTIVE SYMPATHY WITH the TURKS.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Tuesday, September 1, 1903:
INSURGENT POSITION STORMED, FLIGHT BEFORE ARTILLERY FIRE
London, August 31

Advices which have been received at Salonika state that Servet Pasha, with six battalions, stormed a position held by 3000 Macedonians at Smilevo. 1000 Macedonians were killed, and the remaineder fled before the artillery fire of the Turks.


The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday, August 21, 1903 - September1, 1903:
HOLY WAR URGED
London, August 31

Fanatics in the Tetovo and Kostovo districts, near Uskub, urge Moslems to prepare for a holy war against Christians.

The Sydney Morning Herald:
INSURGENT SUCCESS
London, August 31

Four hundred MACEDONIANS surprised the village of Setina and killed 189 (turkish) soldiers.

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