Battle of Liopetri

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The Battle of Liopetri, also known as the Battle of the barn of Liopetri, was fought during the EOKA struggle against the British in Cyprus.

On September 2, 1958, four EOKA members - Fotis Pittas, Andreas Karios, Christos Samaras and Elias Papakyriakou - were trapped in Liopetri, a village in Ammochostos province, by British troops. Leaving the village became impossible as the British conducted a house-to-house search and the four men hid in the barn of Panagiotis Kallis. They were attacked by the British, under Major Philip J.R. Heyland, who, after a four-hour battle, tried to burn the barn. The four men decided to charge out and were all killed.