Operation Tanoa Serpent
Operation Tanoa Serpent
16th of August 2031 - Governor Elections, Tanoa being part of France elects its own leadership, who are guided by the french government. The candidates represents different groups of people on the island. Candidate Alexis Duchamps supports the poor people of the island and lean more towards the political left whilst Candidate Francois Richelieu supports the middle and upper classes, leaning to the political right.
The people of Tanoa are split into different classes, where the lower classes live and work in the poorer developed regions of the island. Meanwhile the upper classes live in the major cities enjoying the fruits of being a privileged citizens, easy access to food, clean water, electricity and other luxuries.
The gap between the classes have been growing the past 2 years, the previous governor supported corporations, he changed laws to best support an economy with focus on middle-class and upper-class workers. The Lower-classes out in the smaller villages on Tanoa do not have access to things already provided to the cities in quantity. Life is tough for the lower-classes and their only hope is to side with Alexis Duchamps in the coming election.
20th of August 2031 - The Election results have been announced, with Candidate Francois Richelieu as the clear winner, gaining 72% of the vote. This was considered suspicious if not outright obvious, considering that 60% of the islands inhabitants are considered as lower-class citizens. Not long after the announcement of the results, left-wing media accused the government of having rigged the elections which sparked civil unrest around the whole island of Tanoa.
"We will not stand for this! The People of Tanoa will not accept corrupt officials who cheat their way into office! France must investigate these accusations and serve justice! And if they won't the people must rise up and take power from corruption!" - Comment by Candidate Alexis Duchamps
25th of August 2031 - The middle and upper class citizens of Tanoa gather in city squares and celebrate the election results, students parade in the streets and many officials and leaders have gathered in the gardens of the Chapel in Georgetown. Two hours into the celebrations the first shots were fired in what would be the bloodiest terrorist attack in Tanoan History, groups of men with automatic weapons opened fire and threw bombs into the masses.
357 killed in the first hour of the attack, everyone from teenagers, children, the old and the rich. Police was called into action to stop the massacre, but the Tanoa police force was ill-equipped and untrained to deal with the situation and the island was put into a state of emergency calling in the Tanoan Military.
The Tanoan Military is a low-budget defense force who mainly consist out of middle & upper-class officers and lower-class recruits and soldiers. When the call was made to mobilize all military forces only a handful of soldiers and officers were gathered to counter the coup, the majority of soldiers and recruits had deserted being supporters of the lower-classes.
The conflict in the major cities went on for two more hours, after which the terrorists had successfully killed 424 people and injured 613. When the remnants of the Military and the French Gendarme managed to secure the cities, the terrorists fled into the jungle and the bloodiest day in Tanoan history was over.
26th of August 2031 - A Left-wing "Freedom" group called Syndikat claimed responsibility for the events during the night of the 25th August, they announced to the world that they would not stop fighting the government until the left-wing party was given control of the island. Syndikat had now moved into many smaller villages and towns around the Island of Tanoa and now threaten to overthrow the government. The newly elected governor requested aid from the United Nations and France, demanding that they send military forces to stabilize the island.
5th of October 2031 - The United Nations gathers for an emergency meeting and decide that the group known as Syndikat are terrorists attempting to overthrow the government of Tanoa. The response for this threat will be to gather a force to stabilize the island and provide security for the people. A small task-force is gathered from France, Germany and the United States, this force will deploy on Tanoa and begin securing the island, rooting out the Syndikat terrorists.
15th of October 2031 - French forces gather around the central area of the island holding positions that will deny Syndikat free movement in the south region of Tanoa, this is in conjunction with German forces sweeping and clearing the villages and towns in the south region. American pilots join the effort, flying reconnaissance sorties and conducting airstrikes for the German & French ground-forces.
18th of October 2031 - German KSK raid a small plantation held by Syndikat bandits and found a weapons cache of high-tech weaponry, the commander later confirmed that the weapons were of Chinese and Arabic origin which hints at possible connections between CSAT and Syndikat.
19th of October 2031 - The Task-force commander orders the UN Peacekeepers to double their efforts in finding enemy weapons caches and destroying them, Operation Tanoa Serpent will commence and the German KSK will be the tip of the spear, hunting down Syndikat Bandits and Tanoan Deserters, destroying weapons caches and rescuing hostages.
Campaign Start: 16/07-16
Campaign End: 30/07-16
Length: 3 Weeks
Creators: R4IDER & Oksman
Chernarus - Russian Offensive Stagnates, Civilian Casualties
OSCE Report Kozlovka/Balota Excursion 14/04/2032
The Chernarussian nation over the past week has had to open up a second front against Russian invasion to its south. Its main industrial areas in Elektrozavodsk and Chernogorsk are threatened by Russian troops. A large scale battle took place along a line stretching from Kozlovka to the North-West of Chernogorsk to Balota at the southern coast.
Once again, Chernarussian authorities were very cooperative. Our observers were granted full access to the area controlled by Chernarussian military and were able to obtain information from all available sources without interference.
Due to the surprising nature of recent engagements, the civilian populus couldn't be evacuated from the area in time. CDF authorities estimate the total loss of life over the past week to include 800 combatants from both sides, as well as ca. 300 civilians.
The town of Kozlovka has been almost completely destroyed in the course of recent fighting. Russian troops had used it as a staging area. When Chernarussian special forces were unable to dislodge them, they called for extensive air strikes. OSCE personnel are currently making an effort to gather bodies and document the events in Kozlovka. Some civilians were able to flee towards Chernarussian lines at the beginning of the battle and are currently being interviewed.
When traveling further south, it became apparent that combat in the area was still going on. Mechanised CDF units had succeeded in isolating the Russian invasion force in and around Balota and were still skirmishing for the small Balota air field. The air field is currently the only way Russian forces can be supplied and reinforced. Their southern push appears to have turned into desaster, in spite of heavy Chernarussian losses. Once again, our obsevers were unable to establish the disposition of isolated Russian forces due to their aggressive behaviour. However it appears they are allowing civilians to pass through their lines freely.
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OSCE Report Gvozdno
Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Report
Excursion to Gvozdno, 07/04/2032
Chernarussian military authorities had freely granted us access to the area. We entered Gvozdno along the main road, where major engagements took place over the past days. The total loss of life in recent actions is estimated to number up to 1.000 soldiers, military pilots, Chedaki militia as well as a number of civilians.
As it stands, none of the two sides managed to seize the town in its entirety. All civilians were evacuated from the area, partly by force. Fortified front lines cut the town in half, and fighting here has come to a standstill for the time being. Civilian housing is largely still intact for now, but military installations in the area have taken severe damage through extensive bombing by the CAAC. Both Russian and Chernarussian aircraft wrecks can be found all over the area.
Chernarussian military authorities enabled us to conduct interviews with civilians formerly held by Chedaki in an internment camp. These persons were freed by CSFB soldiers in the early morning hours 04/04/2032. They report CSFB personnel took several Chedaki prisoners on site, but one witness claims to have seen what he describes as a ''mercy killing'' of a severely wounded Russian VDV soldier stationed there to guard the facility. Chernarussian Ministry of Internal Affairs (CMIA) did not comment on these reports, saying its Special Forces Branch had conducted operations according to international law of war.
There is evidence that the CAAC bombed the area indiscrimately. Victims of this bombing are currently being identified. Eyewitnesses report Chedaki forces trying to surrender being struck by bombs. We have been unable to find evidence supporting this claim.
Russian VDV agressively kept us from moving to the northern, Russian-held half of the area. When some of us approached their lines to make them aware of our presence and intentions, warning shots were fired. We returned to Chernarussian Air Base Skadovsk to conduct interviews with CDF personnel and evacuated civilians.
Operation Jupiter: Introduction
The year is 2032.
After decades of economic collapse and diplomatic isolation, Russia has become an unstable military dictatorship after a series of coups. The current head of state is General Yuriy Shykov. Russia's territorial integrity has been crumbling for a decade.
The world's biggest country's military strategy has for centuries been determined by its geography. With virtually endless borders and lacking defensible points, buffer zones had to be created between the Russian heartlands and potential rivals.
Chernarus, since early modern times, used to be part of this buffer zone in the Russian South-West. The region is about the size of Estonia and has about 10 Million inhabitants, the majority of whom live in densely forested rural areas. Most of its urban centers are small, such as its political capital Esseker. However there are industrial areas in the cities of Chernogorsk and Elektrozavodsk at the Southern coast. Chernarus posesses natural resources such as coal, iron and copper. There are offshore deposits of oil and natural gas which are currently being developed.
When Chernarus broke away from the Russian Federation in 2019, the country was initially left to its own devices.
Internal turmoil surrounding the Bondarev military coup prevented a Russian reaction. Chernarussian citizens gave themselves a constitution and set up their own democratic institutions. Until recently the region enjoyed a time of stability and prosperity.
In order to appease Russia, Chernarus has not made any efforts to join NATO. The Chernarus Defense Force does however participate in large scale excercises and peace keeping missions in Africa and the Middle East. Thanks to its surprising prosperity, Chernarus maintains a sizeable military. Its special forces under the command of the Ministry of Internal Affairs are among the most capable in the region.
Since the outgoing 2020s, an illegal militia known as The Chedaki have begun destabilising an area of Chernarus neighbouring Russia. The Chedaki's declared goal is to force the Chernarussian government to seek re-integration into the Russian Federation. The Federation in turn signed a decree of recognition with the Chedaki leadership in 2030. During the year 2031, their efforts became decidedly more violent.
At the end of March 2032, the Chedaki seized Chernarus' biggest military air field, evidently with Russian support. Troops of the Chernarus Special Forces Branch managed to regain control of it in the Battle of Vybor, but came under heavy attack by Russian air assault forces and took severe casualties.
Both countries have now entered a state of war, without a formal declaration.