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Russians Occupy Kermanshah

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February, 25, 1916 A.D.:
Russians Occupy Kermanshah

By: Mir M.Hosseini

Russian troops completed occupation of Kermanshah after defeating Iran's gendarmerie forces. Russians had started intrusion into the city on Feb, 23 and Iranians were defending the city with no artillery units. After Kermanshah fell, groups of people from Tehran, Qom and Isfahan went there to organize resistance but the central government was week and Iranians lacked a powerful leader. Members of the National Defense Committee moved their headquarters to Ghasreshirin. Prime minister Abdolhossein Mirza Farmanfarma resigned from office in protest to this action. Iran's declaration of neutrality before the World War I was not honored by Russia and Britain.

KEY TERMS:Abdolhossein Mirza Farmanfarma , Britain , Farman , Farmanfarma , Ghasreshirin , Iran , Iranian , Isfahan , Kerman , Kermanshah , Mir , Mirza , Qom , Russia , Russian , Tehran , World War I

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