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The War in South Usea | Issue 1

South Usean War: A deeper look into the conflict

By Laurie Brady and Jonathan Shelby
TBC News

6 minutes ago

Warning: this piece may contain disturbing content. Reader discretion is advised.



| Tertanian soldiers enjoying themselves playing a game of football with children from northern SUSU

Dramatic stories and media have come out of the South Usean war, but how much truth is there to it all?

Summary

It has since been 64 days since President Christopher Staveley signed an executive order allowing for the Tertanian military
to execute a special military operation in southern Usea. The three main countries targeted at the start of the liberation
were Talgerria, Rwani and Khazhatistan, although Rwani and Khazhatistan have since came together to form the Socialist
Union of Southern Usea, along with a third country, Nantisi. The Tertanian Armed Forces have made good progress with
the main issues being the 40+ degree weather and the SUSU receiving outside support, mainly from the eastern Noskyavian
country of Daulmark.

Why are we there?

The invasions main purpose is to liberate the SUSU from oppressive rulers and provide peace, prosperity and stability in
southern Usea. Some controversial analysts have came out and said that the invasion is a result of Staveley's xenophobic
mindset after his son was supposedly murdered by Rwanian immigrants, but government spokespersons and Staveley
himself have denied these egregious claims.

What progress has been made?

The Tertanian Armed Forces have secured nearly 160 kilometres of land in the north of the SUSU. Progress has been slowed
by unusual weather patterns and events, heat, and an unexpected amount of foreign support. However, progress has been
much more apparent in Talgerria, with the Tertanians controlling land stretching nearly 320 kilometres from the border. A
spokesperson for the forces in Talgerria have stated they are facing disgusting amounts of extremism, with women and
children being used as suicide bombers, schools and hospitals being booby trapped or made into fortresses and gunmen
disguising themselves as civilians before opening fire on unarmed Tertanian soldiers.


| Yellow highlights the Tertanian gains in southern Usea

What do the losses look like?

The reported military losses are relatively light for the just-over two months of fighting. The most recent Defence Ministry brief
has said that just over 6,100 Tertanian soldiers have lost their lives across both fronts, with over 9,400 being injured or captured.
Nearly 500 tanks have been lost, although it was left unstated if these were modern or reserve tanks. Over 100 tanker trucks
were damaged or captured and around 1,400 armoured vehicles have been lost. The casualties on the SUSU side are similar,
however heavier. The Defence Ministry reports that nearly 11,000 SUSU soldiers have lost their lives and over 16,000 have
been injured or captured. The SUSU have reportedly lost around 400 tanks. This number is lower than the Tertanian losses as
the SUSU didn't use as many tanks at the beginning of the conflict, however the number of operation SUSU tanks is steadily
rising as a result of foreign donations. They have lost over 1,700 other armoured vehicles. The losses from Talgerrian defenders
are much higher. More than 33,000 Talgerrian fighters alone have lost their lives, with over 60,000 being injured or captured.
Nearly 700 Talgerrian tanks have been destroyed or captured, although these are much older vehicles. The same trend applies
to armoured vehicle losses: 2,600, although these could be anything ranging from modern IFVs to pick-up trucks with weapons
mounted to them.

International organisations have raised concerns over the harm caused to civilians in both the SUSU and Talgerria. It has been
reported that nearly 6,000 civilians have been killed with over 12,000 injured. Both sides vehemently deny targeting civilians or
population centres. However, accusations have been made against the Tertanian Armed Forces for indiscriminate bombings and
artillery strikes, along with much more distressing accusations of summary executions and hangings, but all of which have been
denied by the Defence Ministry. Our own reporters and research have found no evidence of the Tertanian military committing
any war crimes.


| A Talgerrian father holds his dust-ridden daughter after a suicide bombing

What will the outcome be?

For now, the potential result of the war remains unclear. When we asked military analyst Ross Talon about it, he said: "It's difficult
to say for sure. The Tertanian Army was much better equipped at the start of the war, but with the huge amount of money
and gear that Daulmark is giving to them, it seems unlikely that the war will end in our favour. Our progress is already slowing
and losses are beginning to get much higher, much quicker. I can see a peace deal being struck with the SUSU leadership to end
this because I think it's going to become unsustainable."

Our team is working as hard as possible to bring our readers the most reliable information they can. For the most up-to-date news
regarding the war in south Usea and other pieces of breaking news, please download our app and turn on push notifications.


The Tertanian Broadcasting Company is running a donation campaign along with the Ralph Lovell Foundation to provide support
to households of deceased soldiers. If you have any money to spare, it would be greatly appreciated. Donate at the link below:

https://www.ralphlovell-foundation.tn/donations

South Usean War: A deeper look into the conflict

By Laurie Brady and Jonathan Shelby
TBC News

6 minutes ago

Warning: this piece may contain disturbing content. Reader discretion is advised.



| Tertanian soldiers enjoying themselves playing a game of football with children from northern SUSU

Dramatic stories and media have come out of the South Usean war, but how much truth is there to it all?

Summary

It has since been 64 days since President Christopher Staveley signed an executive order allowing for the Tertanian military to execute a special military operation in southern Usea. The three main countries targeted at the start of the liberation were Talgerria, Rwani and Khazhatistan, although Rwani and Khazhatistan have since came together to form the Socialist Union of Southern Usea, along with a third country, Nantisi. The Tertanian Armed Forces have made good progress with the main issues being the 40+ degree weather and the SUSU receiving outside support, mainly from the eastern Noskyavian country of Daulmark.

Why are we there?

The invasions main purpose is to liberate the SUSU from oppressive rulers and provide peace, prosperity and stability in southern Usea. Some controversial analysts have came out and said that the invasion is a result of Staveley's xenophobic mindset after his son was supposedly murdered by Rwanian immigrants, but government spokespersons and Staveley himself have denied these egregious claims.

What progress has been made?

The Tertanian Armed Forces have secured nearly 160 kilometres of land in the north of the SUSU. Progress has been slowed by unusual weather patterns and events, heat, and an unexpected amount of foreign support. However, progress has been much more apparent in Talgerria, with the Tertanians controlling land stretching nearly 320 kilometres from the border. A spokesperson for the forces in Talgerria have stated they are facing disgusting amounts of extremism, with women and children being used as suicide bombers, schools and hospitals being booby trapped or made into fortresses and gunmen disguising themselves as civilians before opening fire on unarmed Tertanian soldiers.


| Yellow highlights the Tertanian gains in southern Usea

What do the losses look like?

The reported military losses are relatively light for the just-over two months of fighting. The most recent Defence Ministry brief has said that just over 6,100 Tertanian soldiers have lost their lives across both fronts, with over 9,400 being injured or captured. Nearly 500 tanks have been lost, although it was left unstated if these were modern or reserve tanks. Over 100 tanker trucks were damaged or captured and around 1,400 armoured vehicles have been lost. The casualties on the SUSU side are similar, however heavier. The Defence Ministry reports that nearly 11,000 SUSU soldiers have lost their lives and over 16,000 have been injured or captured. The SUSU have reportedly lost around 400 tanks. This number is lower than the Tertanian losses as the SUSU didn't use as many tanks at the beginning of the conflict, however the number of operation SUSU tanks is steadily rising as a result of foreign donations. They have lost over 1,700 other armoured vehicles. The losses from Talgerrian defenders are much higher. More than 33,000 Talgerrian fighters alone have lost their lives, with over 60,000 being injured or captured. Nearly 700 Talgerrian tanks have been destroyed or captured, although these are much older vehicles. The same trend appliesto armoured vehicle losses: 2,600, although these could be anything ranging from modern IFVs to pick-up trucks with weapons mounted to them.

International organisations have raised concerns over the harm caused to civilians in both the SUSU and Talgerria. It has been reported that nearly 6,000 civilians have been killed with over 12,000 injured. Both sides vehemently deny targeting civilians or population centres. However, accusations have been made against the Tertanian Armed Forces for indiscriminate bombings and artillery strikes, along with much more distressing accusations of summary executions and hangings, but all of which have been denied by the Defence Ministry. Our own reporters and research have found no evidence of the Tertanian military committing any war crimes.


| A Talgerrian father holds his dust-ridden daughter after a suicide bombing

What will the outcome be?

For now, the potential result of the war remains unclear. When we asked military analyst Ross Talon about it, he said: "It's difficult to say for sure. The Tertanian Army was much better equipped at the start of the war, but with the huge amount of money and gear that Daulmark is giving to them, it seems unlikely that the war will end in our favour. Our progress is already slowing and losses are beginning to get much higher, much quicker. I can see a peace deal being struck with the SUSU leadership to end this because I think it's going to become unsustainable."

Our team is working as hard as possible to bring our readers the most reliable information they can. For the most up-to-date news regarding the war in south Usea and other pieces of breaking news, please download our app and turn on push notifications.


The Tertanian Broadcasting Company is running a donation campaign along with the Ralph Lovell Foundation to provide support to households of deceased soldiers. If you have any money to spare, it would be greatly appreciated. Donate at the link below:

https://www.ralphlovell-foundation.tn/donations

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