27 MARCH 1915, Page 3

An official statement was issued at Cairo on Tuesday to

the effect that fighting had again occurred with the Turks near the Suez Canal. On Monday a body of Turks about a thousand strong, with some cavalry and guns, was dis- covered near El Kubri, opposite Suez. The guns at El Kubri forced the Turks to retire. On Tuesday troops under Sir G. Younghusband advanced about eight miles, attaoked the enemy in their new camp, and compelled them to retreat. A prisoner said that the Turkish force had come from Bir El Saba, having taken twelve days to do the march, and that General von Traumer and three other German officers were with it.