April 17, 1945
Special Report from General-Major Yegnarov to USSR People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs, General Commissar of State Security, Cde. L.P. Beria
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Nº 1-1 p. 246 Top Secret
to USSR PEOPLE'S COMMISSAR OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
General Commissar of State Security
Cde. L. P. BERIA
On 9 April of this year in the natural landmark of Torgustay (Malyy Yuldus) [sic] the rebels surrounded and forced a roadblock of Chinese troops to surrender. Two hundred and twenty soldiers and officers (all Mongols) were taken prisoner.
There were no losses on the part of the rebels.
Captured weapons [included]: 177 rifles, 14,900 rounds, and 32 camels.
On the night of 14 April at the moment of the change of rebel subunits in the region of Takiantszy [sic], the Chinese garrison, blockaded in the city of Takiantsan [sic], rapidly abandoned [their] positions and withdrew to Jinghe [Jing].
According to statements of a Chinese soldier taken prisoner the garrison in Takiantszy consisted of two battalions of the 1st Regiment of the 45th Division and one battalion of the 191st Division.
The rebels seized [the following] in Takiantsan: one tractor, 13,000 rounds; 430 grenades; 12,000 poods of wheat; 800 poods of corn; and 3,600 poods of kaoliang [sorghum wine].
CHIEF OF THE USSR NKVD DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL TASKS
General-Major - YEGNAROV
17 April 1945
Authenticated by [illegible surname]
[date off the reproduced page] April 1945
General Yegnarov reports on the Ili rebel army's capture of 220 Chinese troops and their cache of weapons in Torgustay and a subsequent rebel seizure of Chinese weapons in Takiantsan.
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