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In Damascus, Turkish officials execute scores implicated in the recent massacres of Christians

Middle East, 1866, zoomable map
08/20/1860
In order to impress the European powers that they were able to protect Christians and punish the perpetrators of the recent widespread massacres in Syria, Turkish authorities publicly executed scores said to be implicated in the mass killings of Christians the previous month.  In all,170 were shot, 56 hanged, and around 400 others exiled. Western observers generally saw this as a design to shelter those actually responsible. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 413.

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