Fedayee (partisan) Sarkis Gugunian

Fedayee (partisan) Sarkis Gugunian

Fedayee (partisan) Sarkis Gugunian (Gougounian) during his exile in Russia.

AMI collection.

Fedayeen were Armenian civilians who formed self-defense groups in reaction to the mass murder of Armenians (1894-1896) during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II.

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Sarkis Gougounian was one of the heroes of the “Khanasor Arshavank” or The Khanasor invasion that took place in the l890’s against the Mazrik tribe of Kurds who had massacred scores of local Armenians in the Tarone-Tourouperan province.