The Khanasor Expedition – 1897

About a year after the events in Van, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation decided to retaliate and “punish” the Kurdish Mazrik tribe for its role in the Hamidian massacres and its ambush of the defenders of Van. The Mazrik tribe were camped in the fields of Khanasor, near Avarayr. The ARF, with the support of the Hunchakians and the Armenakans, organized an attack on the tribe. The operation was planned by Nikol Duman alongside “Khanasora” Vartan Mehrpanian and Ishkhan Arghoutian,

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