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July 03, 1945

REPORT FROM L. BERIA TO I.V. STALIN OF THE STATE DEFENSE COMMITTEE AND V.M. MOLOTOV OF THE COUNCIL OF PEOPLE'S COMMISSARS

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    Beria reports on a Chinese offensive against the Dungan rebel battalion in the Ili District of Xinjiang, noting the Chinese and rebel losses.
    "Report from L. Beria to I.V. Stalin of the State Defense Committee and V.M. Molotov of the Council of People's Commissars," July 03, 1945, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, GARF, Fond 9401ss, Opis' 2, Delo 100, ll. 137. Obtained by Jamil Hasanli and translated by Gary Goldberg. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121728
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3 July 1945 [to the] GOKO [State Defense Committee],

781/b to I. V. STALIN

to the SNK SSSR to V. M. MOLOTOV

According to a report of our official Cde. YEGNAROV on 28 June of this year the Chinese went on the offensive against the Dungan [Hui] rebel battalion [divizion] in the region of Yun [sic]-Jinghe [Jing] (Xinjiang, Ili [Yili] District).

The offensive was supported by fire from 13-16 mortars and three aircraft, which attacked the rebel positions with bombs.

By 0800 the Chinese had pressed the rebels defending the right flank, reached the highway, and crossed the Yun-Jinghe-Takiantszy [sic] road, creating a threat of encirclement of the rebels defending in the region of Yun-Jinghe. For a day the rebels fought stubborn battles with superior enemy forces.

By the end of the day the rebels with a battalion of the 3rd Ghulja [Yining] Regiment thrown in for support had gone over to the counteroffensive and thrown the Chinese back to [their] previous positions.

The losses of the Chinese were up to 100 men killed.

The losses of the rebels were three killed and one wounded.

Captured equipment: two machine guns and four rifles.

PEOPLE'S COMMISSAR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS

of the USSR

[L. BERIA]

Three copies [printed]

[1-2 -] to the addressees

[3 - to the] NKVD Secretariat file

[handwritten, probable message, numbers]

[illegible surname] 3 July 1945

Authenticated by: Chernyshova

[?one copy made?] for the special folder

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