This route is extensively used for the caravan trade between Suakin and Kassala.
We must inquire the way to the pass by which the road from Kassala descends to Massowah.
The Khalifa's suspicions had been verified, and Kassala, after a short fight, had been captured by the Italians.
"I had it from one of your countrymen, sir," replied Mr. Kassala pleasantly.
The whole available strength of the Kassala garrison was mustered.
For two minutes Mr. Kassala paused in a state of indecision.
In the eastern districts, however, the Governors of Sennar and Kassala continued to defend their posts.
So far from this being the case, he shortly after marched into Kassala, in triumph.
An extension of the line is planned from Asmara to Sabderat and Kassala.
On his return from Kassala to Berber the sirdar received information of an intended advance of the khalifa northward.