Terrible Armenian Massacre Continues Kurds Kill Men, Women and Children by Thousands and Throw Bodies in River

TIFLIS, Aug 1- via Petrograd and London, 11:20pm-The Armenian bishop has learned that 100,000 Armenian refugees have arrived at Igdir, principal outlet of the Vilayet of Van. It is expected that fully 100,000 will be driven from Van alone and another exodus of Christians from Persia is feared.

Kurds are reported to have massacred 10,000 Armenians in the Vilayet of Bitlis throwing of the bodies into the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

The war on this front has reached a degree of intensity hitherto unknown except in the period just preceding the Russian victory at Sary-Kamysh.

  1. Varazdate, a member of the committee of the Armenian social democratic party, writing to L’Humanitie of l’aris on August 2, said the committee had received word that the Turks, after massacring all the male population in the region of Bitlist, Turkish Armenia, assembled 9,000 women and children and drove them to the banks of the Tigris where they shot them throwing the bodies into the river.

Reports of massacres of Armenians at various points have been received frequently. Six thousand were said to have been sinning at Van in May. The Armenians are defending themselves as best they can with whatever weapons are available.

The head of the Armenian church was reported early this month to have sent to President Wilson an appeal to the American nation to protest against ‘Armenian massacres and the violent removal of Armenians from Constantinople and Cilicia (Asia Minor) the Konieh and Mesopotamia where they are doomed to perish.’

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