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BATTLE IN THEI SOUDAN.!

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BATTLE IN THE SOUDAN. AHMED FEDIL DEFEATED. 500 DERVISHES KILLED. 1,500 TAKEN PRISONERS. A SEVERE ENGAGEMENT. [OFFICIAL TELEGRAMS]. The tollowing was yesterday issued from the Foreign Office:- From the General Officer Commanding in Egypt, to the Secretary of State for War. Cairo, Jan. 5th, 1899, 9-30 a.m. On the 26th December, Lewis, with the 10th Soudanese Regiment and irregulars, attacked Fedil when crossing the Nile to the south of Resaires. Killed about 500. and tooK 1,500 prisoners. Fedil, with a small following, escaped to the south west. Major Ferguson, Grenadiers, severely but not dangerously wounded. Twenty seven non-commissioned officers and men killed, 124 wounded, including six Egyptian Offi- cers. All wounded arrived at Omdurman yesterday. Engagement severe, all troops behaving with the utmost gallantry. The following telegram was received at the Foreign Office yesterday morning from her Majesty's Agency at Cairo On December the 26th, Lewis, with the 10th Soudanese and irregulars, attacked Ahmed Fedil's force while crossing the Nile in the cataracts south of Resaires. Lewis crossed to Aeesland, where three quarters of Fedil's force was posted, and after severe fighting took the Dervish position. Five hundred Dervishes were killed, and 1.500 made prisoners. Fedil had crossed to the opposite bank previously with some 300 men, who brought a heavy fire to bear, but were eventually dispersed by Maxims. Fedil fled south-we?t with a small force. Casualties: Major Fergusson, wounded, severe, not serious, and doing well, Six Egyptian officers wounded, 27 men killed, and 118 wounded. All brought to Omdurman. Troops behaved with the utmost gallantry.' [EXCHANGE COMPANY'S TELEGRAMS]. Cairo, Thursday.—Colonel Lewis has utterly defeated Emir Fedil and killed 500 Dervishes, besides capturing many prisoners. Major Fer- gusson was severely i wounded. The Emir escaped. The Exchange Telegraph Company adds that Ahmed Fedil escaped from Gedaref, when it was occupied by the Egyptian forces, towards the Blue Nile, whence lie has been pursued by the British troops under Colonel Lewis. r-e saires, where the battle toak place, is far up the Nile, many n iles beyond Omdurman.

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