Battle of Kara Killisse (1915)

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Battle of Kara Killisse
Date July 1915
Location Kara Killisse, Erzurum vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Result Russian victory
 Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Russian Empire P.I. Oganovsky Ottoman Empire Abdul Kerim Pasha
40,000 Caucasus Army 40,000 Third Army

The Battle of Kara Killisse (Lit. Black church, Turkish: Karakilise Muharebesi) was a battle on the Caucasus front in July 1915 after the Battle of Manzikert.[1] In Russian historical literature, this engagement is considered as a part of "Alashkert defensive operation" (9 July-3 August).


  1. ^ Clodfelter, Micheal (2002). Warfare and Armed Conflicts: A Statistical Reference to Casualty and Other Figures, 1500-2000. McFarland. p. 460. ISBN 0-7864-1204-6.