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17 February 1916

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  • Day 555 of the war
  • General Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich’s army captures Ilica, to the west of Erzerum in Turkey. During the campaign Russia captures 12,000 prisoners and 327 guns, while suffering 10,000 casualties. Turkish losses exceed 15,000.
  • British forces land on the Greek island of Chios in the Aegean Sea
  • Austrian forces occupy Berat in Albania