Sunday, May 22, 2016

Russian forces advance to less than 120 miles from Baghdad

PETROGRAD — The advance guards of General Baratov are now less than 120 miles distant from Bagdad. The Russian forces have already entered Mesopotamia and the occupation of the region of Revanduz represents an important success. This advance gives the Turks little breathing space, for all their efforts to retard the Russian offensive toward Bagdad by the reinforcement of the Khanikin detachment have proved absolutely unavailing. The sixth Turkish army, which is now opposing the British force on the Tigris, in the neighborhood of Kut-el-Amara, is now seriously inconvenienced by the presence of Russian troops on the Persian frontier. 
The New York Herald, European Edition, May 17, 1916