Source: The Yulai Herald
Major Amarr Incursion Upon Floseswin IV Targets Prison Camps
Above: A 24th Imperial Crusade capital formation secures a corridor between the surface of the planet and the Yassavi Family Logistics Support Foritzar in orbit.
Late Saturday (3/4/123) evening a large-scale attack occurred that saw at least three Republic prison camps housing Amarr prisoners of war raided, along with dozens of other targets across a sparsely-populated region on Flosesin IV. While little information from official sources has been released yet, available reports and independent analysis have pieced together a rough view of the events that unfolded:
~ 20:00: Initial attacks by Amarr guerrillas and special operations units began to occur at seemingly low-importance and unrelated military targets within the region of Dralan, situated between the distant major cities of Port Kul and Jolan Kraal. These attacks steadily increased in intensity for one hour, triggering a regional alert and deployment of local Southern Floseswin IV Army garrisons.
21:30: Heavy and coordinated assaults struck the region’s aerospace defensive infrastructure and prison camps. With the regional garrisons already deployed in pursuit of retreating guerrillas, reinforcements were requested by Dralan regional command, triggering a cross-regional response. It is thought the defensive network across the region was largely disabled by the time they arrived, however.
~ 22:10: Amarr forces were suddenly and violently reinforced by orbital drop infantry and atmosphere-capable fighters seemingly launched from a flotilla of at least six Archon-class carriers and an Aeon-class supercarrier, piloted by 24th Imperial Crusade and affiliated independent capsuleers. Fierce dogfights between the SFIVA’s air forces and the newcomers ensued, with the Amarr maintaining air superiority for nearly forty minutes. The entire planet’s defence forces were put on alert in case of an imminent invasion. Two of the targeted prison camps were breached by this time and Amarr extraction dropships deployed to them. Extraction dropships are reported to also have picked up scattered Amarr units fleeing from Minmatar response forces across the region.
~ 22:25: The final prison camp was overwhelmed with some difficulty by Amarr forces and extraction initiated. Republic response units by this time had arrived in force and inflicted heavy casualties upon the retreating Amarr, but it is believed that a majority of the Imperial-aligned forces and prisoners escaped.
22:40: The Amarr extraction to orbit was complete and the SFIVA had regained control of the region.
It is estimated that three-thousand Amarr prisoners were taken from the planet amidst the assault. As of yet the total casualties of the operation is unknown, but it is thought to number into the thousands for both sides.
Information about the attack and the events surrounding them is still being released and will be the subject of further reporting in the coming days.
Above: At least one Avatar-class titan was involved in the operation, potentially to deter any Minmatar spaceborne response.