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Saturday, February 29th, 2020
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 6320 | In the News: Sakzi Invitation to Yauhmi
BREAKING NEWS
EMPRESS YAUHMI INVITED TO TOFINO BY PRESIDENT SAKZI
Invitation follows Terror Attack in Tlālacuetztla that Killed 10 and Injured 65
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Above: President Foley Sakzi invited Empress Yauhmi of Xiomera to visit Tofino.

After the surprise admittance to the assassination of West Chanchajillan General Derick'a Baana and terror attack which claimed 10 lives and dozens of injuries, Zamastanian President Foley Sakzi is doing something unprecedented for someone in his office: he has invited Empress Yauhmi to visit Tofino for a state visit. Yauhmi, a Xiomeran head of state, empress, and widely perceived adversary, has been invited by President Sakzi in "a show of good faith and as unlikely but necessary allies against the M.L.F. threat," said the Zian Presidential Mansion on Saturday.
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A terror attack in the heart of the Empire has left ten dead and 65 injured, in an incident which has shocked and angered Xiomerans.

The attack unfolded today at 3:45 pm local time in Tlālacuetztla, along the Avenue Huatlcoapahua, the main route from the Palace of Flowers to the center of the capital. The attack started south of the Palace near the municipal Palace of Government of the Montelin municipality. A white rental van "left the roadway and began running over pedestrians," the police chief of Montelin municipality, Xāitz, told the media. "The vehicle continued doing so for well over a mile, repeatedly crossing over to the sidewalk and striking people," Xāitz said. When the vehicle reached the border between the Montelin municipality and the Tlālacuetztla municipality, it rammed a roadblock set up by the Tlālacuetztla municipal police. Five people then emerged from the vehicle, armed with knives and machine guns, and began attacking both the police and nearby civilians. The five attackers were eventually all shot dead by Tlālacuetztla municipal police, Montelin municipal police, and Imperial Police who arrived on the scene shortly after the vehicle hit the roadblock.

The five attackers have been confirmed to be members of the M.L.F., Secretary of Security Zalpalatli told the media. Their names are not yet being released, due to the ongoing investigation.

After the attack, a video was delivered to XIN's offices in Huitzitaca. The video shows three masked individuals, who state they are part of a M.L.F. terror cell in Xiomera. The leader of the cell said that today's attack was "our way of welcoming the Xiomeran imperialists to Vulkaria." The leader went on to warn that there will be more terror attacks in Xiomera "unless the Xiomeran imperialists immediately withdraw from Vulkaria", end all support for Vulkaria's government, and "withdraw from further interference with anyone outside their borders."
President Sakzi released a statement, saying "On behalf of the Zamastanian government, including the President's office, the Office of the Speaker of The Chamber, the Senate, and the State Department, I, President Foley Sakzi of the Imperial Republic of Zamastan, cordially invite Her Majesty Empress Yauhmi of Xiomera and any relating or necessary staff to the capital of Tofino for a state visit. Despite the obvious differences of our two nations, recent developments that have taken the entire world off guard has brought us into an unlikely but necessary alliance. In a show of our gratitude of your teamwork with the Coalition forces, the placement of our hearts in relation to the loss your nation has experienced, and the shared terror we now endure together, we request humbly that Her Highness considers our invitation and, if only for a minute, we set aside our disagreements and hostilities as we have done in Vulkaria and share friendship."

Speaker of the Chamber, Larious Maxwell, also invited the Empress to come attend a joint-session of Congressional Hall, where President Sakzi will deliver a speech regarding policies surrounding Vulkaria, West Chanchajilla, the economy, and the AD-14 outbreak.

If Empress Yauhmi visits, it will be the first time a sitting Zamastanian President and a sitting Emperor/Empress of Xiomera meet in person, as well as the first time the leader of Xiomera would visit Zamastan.

Xiomera and Zamastan have been historic adversaries. Most recently, a naval standoff in November and December between the two nations heightened tensions and created fears of a military conflict in the South Xiomera Sea. In July and August 2019, Xiomera and Zamastan engaged in an enduring trade war which caused global stocks to drop dramatically. During the Bjeorg Conflict in 1991, Xiomeran mercenaries fought Zamastanian forces directly, even firing the first shots that killed a Zamastanian pilot in the opening stages, as well as sinking a Zamastanian warship in an act that resulted in 87 sailors killed.

The President's invitation is unprecedented and caught many politicians off guard, due to the historic nature of the act and the unusually peaceful manner that Sakzi took to approaching Xiomera, a nation he once prodded as the "biggest threat to the future of the continent of Catica and the peace of the International Democratic Union."

Senator Euan Gunn of the GLP, a notable Sakzi critic and opponent for the office of the Presidency in the upcoming election in September of this year, criticized the President's invitation.

"We are in no political position to reach out to Xiomera and invite their Empress, a woman who would have sunk our ships and killed our people, to come to our home turf just because we're working with them in Vulkaria. I and many others am skeptical about the Xiomeran's role in the coalition, and I believe they have more notorious motives that the Z.I.S. hasn't discovered."

However the sentiment, Xiomeran soldiers are now engaged alongside Zamastanian troops on the ground in Vulkaria, and General Avery Reynolds of the Zamastanian Armed Forces has even given them the leeway to order airstrikes from Zamastanian jets; a move which a senior lawmaker called a "massive amount of trust if we can let them point at something for us to blow up."

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VOL. XXXII .. Num. 6320 | In the News: KAMONI KILLED
BREAKING NEWS
VAN'A KAMONI IS DEAD
LEADER OF MALVARIAN LIBERATION FRONT WAS KILLED IN DARING NIGHTTIME RAID
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Above: A Zamastanian Army Poster distributed following Kamoni's Death

VAN'A KAMONI, the terrorist leader responsible for thousands of deaths across the IDU, the source of violent, extremist cells of radical ideology, and the World's Most Wanted Man, is dead.

Kamoni was killed by a team of Zamastanian commandos in a compound in the city of Monza in the early morning hours of March 1st. President Sakzi announced his death roughly two hours after he had been killed, saying the death of Kamoni is a massive victory for not only Zamastan, but for every nation affected by the M.L.F.'s terror.

Kamoni was responsible for thousands of deaths across the IDU, masterminding the attacks of January 2nd which killed over 1,500 in 8 countries. He had been the number one target of coalition forces in Vulkaria since the conflict began on January 4th.

Kamoni rose to power as the leader of the Malvarian Liberation Front terror group following the assassination of the group's founder, Samuel Kannit, on May 9th, 2006. His leadership role was not discovered until 2014, before which time he was thought only to be a mafia boss. He is the father of two other prolific terrorists: Erik "the Butcher" Kamoni and Timothy Kamoni.

In 2016, President Zacharias Castovia said "Kamoni is public enemy number one, and we can't wait for the day that the prick is captured or killed." Following the 1/2/20 Terror Attacks, Kamoni became a household name across the IDU. President Foley Sakzi announced "Terror has no place in our world. Terror should not be allowed to continue, here or abroad. We will hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice." The Zamastanian Intelligence Service was offering a Z$35 Million award for information or intelligence leading to Kamoni's capture.

Not much was known publicly about Van'a Kamoni's life. Some sources in the Zamastanian intelligence community claim that at age 17 in 1986, Kamoni married his first wife. Kamoni had five wives, and some sources also list a sixth wife, name unknown. Kamoni fathered between 20 and 26 children with his wives. Many of Kamoni's children fled to Zerphique and Zamastan following the Second War in Vulkaria and as of 2010, those nation's authorities reportedly continue to control their movements. Several of Kamoni's children operate in the M.L.F. alongside their father, including Erik Kamoni and Timothy Kamoni.

Bryn Matteo, who was Kamoni's personal bodyguard from 1997–2008, details some of Kamoni's personal life in his memoir which was obtained by Zamastanian forces following Matteo's killing on January 4th, 2020. He describes him as a frugal man and strict father, who enjoyed taking his large family on shooting trips and picnics in the forests of Northwest Vulkaria.

The Z.I.S. described Kamoni as an adult as tall and slightly overweight, between 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) and 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) in height and weighing about 97 kilograms (215 lb). Kamoni has an olive complexion and is left-handed. He was known for wearing silver lined sunglasses, black suits, and fedoras, possibly inspired by a reported interest in 1920's Zamastanian gangster movies. Kamoni has been described as soft-spoken and mild-mannered in demeanor in person, although his video releases have portrayed him as aggressive and tempered.

On December 29, 1992, an attack was carried out in Providence, Zamastan known as the 1992 Giron Hotel Bombings. That evening, a bomb went off at the Giron hotel, where Zamastanian troops had been staying while en route to the Gladysynthian border, though the troops had already left when the bomb exploded. The bombers targeted a second hotel, the Nira, where they believed troops might also be staying. That bomb detonated prematurely in the hotel car park, around the same time as the other bomb explosion, killing an Laeralian tourist and a two Zamastanian citizens. Samuel Kannit claimed responsibility for the attack in 1998, but intelligence believes that Kamoni directly planned and ordered the attack. It is believed that this was his first ever terrorist attack.

Kamoni is believed to have planned and ordered at least 72 terror attacks since his ascension to second-in-command within the Malvarian Liberation Front. Some of the most notable attacks are listed below:

1995-2016
On November 13, 1995, a car bomb exploded at a facility in Bayview, Legionas where the Zamastanian military was training alongside Legionas troops. Five Zamastanians and two Legionites were killed and 60 people were wounded. The attack has been credited to M.L.F. by the governments of Zamastan and Legionas, although Samuel Kannit never took credit for the bombing.

In late 1999 and 2000, M.L.F. planned attacks to coincide with the millennium by attacking several significant sites across the IDU, specifically in nations friendly to Vulkaria or a part of the Coalition forces. A terrorist attempted to detonate a suicide vest at a Minjian temple in Laeral on December 4th, 1999, but was stopped by security and arrested. On December 15th, a terrorist opened fire on a cafe in Emerald, Pahl, Zamastan, killing two people and injuring 5.

As the Second War in Vulkaria intensified, the M.L.F. sent several operatives to nations involved in the Coalition. On April 3rd, 2001, 2 suicide bombers attacked the city of Königsberg in Legionas, killing 20 and injuring around 100 people. On April 4th, a bomb detonated in Cardiff, Cadair, killing 3 people and injuring over 30.

The 2002 ZNGS Fig bombing occurred on 6 October 2002. The Fig was carrying 397,000 barrels (63,100 m3) of crude oil from Vulkaria to Zamastan, and was in the Elkjob Bay off Zerphique to pick up another load of oil. It was registered under a Zerphique-flag and had been chartered by a Zamastanian petrol firm. While it was some distance offshore, an explosives-laden dinghy rammed the starboard side of the tanker and detonated. The vessel caught on fire and approximately 90,000 barrels (14,000 m3) of oil leaked into the ocean. Although Zamastanian officials initially claimed that the explosion was caused by an accident, later investigations found traces of TNT on the damaged ship. One crew member, a 38-year-old Zerphique citizen, was killed, and 12 other crew members were injured.

On December 13, 2014, a suicide-bomber attacked a shopping center in Seahaven on Butterfly Island, Lauchenoiria, killing five people and injuring 11.
2017 Tofino Terror Attacks

On 18th October 2017, M.L.F. terrorists launched their deadliest ever foreign attack to that date, targeting several sites in Tofino, Zamastan and the city's northern suburb, Tirzah. Beginning at 21:16, five suicide bombers struck the Tofino metro subway line. This was followed by several mass shootings and a suicide bombing, at cafés and restaurants.

The attackers killed 438 people, including 298 in the subway systems. Another 690+ people were injured, almost 400 seriously. Seven of the attackers also died while the authorities continued to search for accomplices. The attacks were the deadliest in Zamastan since the Alanis Pride Parade Bombing. Zamastan had not been on high alert since the end of the Second War in Vulkaria, during which 2 lone-wolf attacks took place at an office complex and a supermarket in Tofino and Jade Harbor that killed 8 people and wounded 22, including civilians and police officers.

The Malvarian Liberation Front claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying that it was retaliation for the support of the Vulkarian government in continued fights against their insurgency. The President of Zamastan, Zacharias Castovia, said the attacks were an act of war by M.L.F.. The attacks were planned in Vulkaria and organised by a terrorist cell based in Gladysynthia, aided by the insurgent group Gladys Popular Freedom Fighters. Most of the Tofino attackers had Zamastanian, Vulkarian or Gladysynthian citizenship, two were Cadairian, and some had fought in Vulkaria. Some of them had entered Zamastan among the flow of migrants and refugees.

In response to the attacks, a three-month state of emergency was declared across the country to help fight terrorism, which involved the banning of public demonstrations, and allowing the police to carry out searches without a warrant, put anyone under house arrest without trial and block websites that encouraged acts of terrorism. On 21 October, Zamastan launched the biggest airstrike of Operation Vulkar Rain, its contribution to the anti-M.L.F. bombing campaign, striking M.L.F. targets in Vulkaria. On 22 October, the suspected lead operative of the attacks, Ezra Po'Mannuk, was killed in a police raid in Arinals, along with two others.

On August 16, 2019, two people were killed and over 40 injured after a pressure cooker bomb went off at a cafe in the Kingston neighborhood of Tofino, Zamastan.

On August 28, 2019, 11 people died and 42 were injured after an attack by M.L.F. aligned Solas terrorists in Cardiff, Cadair. The terrorists stabbed multiple civilians who were attending the unveiling of a government office building.

On December 26th, a suicide bomber killed 48 people and injured hundreds at a political rally for President Farhen Brooks in downtown Amstelveen, Vulkaria. Two days later, eight Zamastanian and three Legionite soldiers were killed in an ambush in NW Vulkaria.

President Sakzi is expected to speak more about the killing later today.

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Monday, March 2n, 2020
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 6320 | In the News: Sakzi Invitation to Yauhmi
BREAKING NEWS
EMPRESS YAUHMI ACCEPTS INVITATION TO VISIT ZAMASTAN
Invitation follows Terror Attack in Tlālacuetztla that Killed 10 and Injured 65
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Above: Imperial spokeswoman Tlālzixiuhxa speaking to the media

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Empress Yauhmi has accepted an invitation from President Foley Sakzi of Zamastan to make a state visit to that nation, in a historic gesture that Imperial officials described as "something we hope will be ground-breaking."

The Empress issued a statement thanking President Sakzi for his recent condolences after the terror attack on February 28th in Tlālacuetztla, and also congratulating the Zamastanian armed forces for their recent operation to eliminate Malvarian Liberation Front leader Van'a Kamoni. The Empress also stated that it is her hope that the visit, the first by a Xiomeran ruler to Zamastan, will lead to discussions which will "allow for more cooperation and compromise between our two nations." The Empress also accepted an offer from Speaker of the Chamber Larious Maxwell to attend a joint session of Congressional Hall.

Xiomera and Zamastan have often had a contentious relationship over the years, spiking with the 1991 Bjeorg conflict and occasionally flaring up since then, with incidents such as the trade war in the summer of 2019 between the two nations and the more recent naval confrontation off Xiomeran shores in the winter of 2019 still fresh on the minds of many Xiomerans. Despite this, "the Empress believes that the time is ripe for our two nations to reset the relationship that has existed up to now," Imperial spokeswoman Tlālzixiuhxa told the media.

"As we have demonstrated in Vulkaria to great effect, our two great nations can accomplish a lot more if we have an understanding, and work together, instead of butting heads with each other. Hopefully, this visit will bring about positive change moving forward," Tlālzixiuhxa said.

Despite these positive words, some on both sides have expressed skepticism of the planned visit. Senator Euan Gunn was quoted in Zamastanian media criticizing the Empress as "a woman who would have sunk our ships and killed our people", referring to the South Xiomera Sea naval incident. Gunn also expressed skepticism of Xiomeran involvement in Vulkaria and accused the Empire of "notorious motives." On the Xiomeran side, some members of the Cabinet and the Huenyan Assembly, most notably Noxochicotzin, the tlatoani of the Necatli, have expressed similar skepticism. "It seems rather weak of the Empress, frankly, to travel to Zamastan as if we're a vassal state of theirs, just so she can take tea with a foreign leader who violated our sovereignty and threatened us with war," Noxochicotzin was quoted in a speech to Necatli elders. Speaking for the Empress, Tlālzixiuhxa called such sentiments "absurd".

"While both President Sakzi and the Empress could have ordered ships sunk and killed people, the most important thing is that neither of them did. Ultimately, both showed restraint, and we came to a reasonable outcome with the conference at Maivers - and isn't it rather a good thing that we all did?" Tlālzixiuhxa said. "How was that achieved? Through civilized discussion - like the sort which will occur with this state visit. Diplomacy and cooperation are always preferable to skepticism and confrontation," Tlālzixiuhxa added. "President Sakzi has demonstrated considerable political courage by extending this offer, and the Empress has demonstrated similar courage by accepting it. I would hope the skeptics in both our countries would at least wait to see how the visit goes before expressing negative sentiments," Tlālzixiuhxa concluded.

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VOL. XXXII .. Num. 6320 | In the News: Drambenburg-Avergnon Tensions
BREAKING NEWS
SAKZI TO HOST MEDIATION BETWEEN SELLEAUX AND HERZOG
Tensions Between Avergnon and Drambenburg have Escalated Following Troop Movements
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Above: Archon of Avergnon, Franz Selleaux

Drambenburgian Oberkanzlerin (Upper Chancellor) Walde Herzog and Avergnonian Elected Archon Franz Selleaux are en-route to Tofino today to attend a mediation conference hosted by Zamastanian President Foley Sakzi to hopefully quell the escalated tensions following massive troop movements along the border of the two southeast Nerian nations. The tensions come as Drambenburg recovers from a dramatic riot in the capital of Lerbin on March 3rd, which saw the Obergruppenkaiser Peter XXI Wettin executed by rioting protesters in the center of the mall, along with his wife and four children.

Sakzi, who is on a streak of good public opinion on the helm of victories in territorial gains from the M.L.F. in Vulkaria, as well as the killing of terrorist mastermind Van’a Kamoni and the setting of a summit between him and Xiomeran Empress Yauhmi soon, is “ambitious to end a conflict before it begins,” according to senior staff to the President.

In the midst of the upheaved crisis, the number of refugees from Drambenburg have increased as more and more try to find asylum and better livelihood in both Avergnon to the south and Tinten to the north. President Sakzi has reiterated his resolve to take on refugees if needed. He has also stated that he hopes for a peaceful resolution to any outbreak of violence, and that he hopes to prevent a conflict in the region. Zamastanian interests are not historically high in Neria, but the relatively recent establishments of diplomatic relations, as well as the developments from the Z.I.S. that both nations possess considerable stockpiles of chemical weapons, has played into fears that a war in the region will unravel into a wider conflict and a humanitarian crisis that has the possibility of exceeding the Vulkaria conflicts and the West Chanchajillan migrant crisis.

Historically, Drambenburg and Avergnon have had numerous clashes and conflicts between the two of them since the 17th century.

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Friday, March 6th, 2020
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 6320 | In the News: Drambenburg-Avergnon Tensions
BREAKING NEWS
DECISION REACHED IN DRAMBENBURG-AVERGNON MEDIATION SUMMIT
Both sides to stand down and economic blockades to be lifted
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Above: Oberkanzlerin (Upper Chancellor) Walde Herzog and Archon of Avergnon, Franz Selleaux

Armies in a volatile region of southeast Neria are to stand down and the economic blockade is to be lifted within the time limit of a week, says Zamastanian foreign department officials. Drambenburgian Oberkanzlerin (Upper Chancellor) Walde Herzog and Avergnonian Elected Archon Franz Selleaux met in Tofino on Friday with Zamastanian President Foley Sakzi as the mediating force and Gladysynthian Foreign Secretary Saurius Kent and Baytonian Foreign Secretary Ricky Tradama in attendance as observers. The Drambenburg officials stated their intent to find a peaceful resolution following the massing of Avergnon troops on their southern border in response to a series of violent escalating domestic tensions.

Selleaux, determined to keep his country safe from what was perceived to be a threat of attack from both Drambenburg and Tinten, announced that if Drambenburg lifted their long lasting economic blockade, to which the Drambenburgians said they will do, they will remove their forces. They also stated that any Tintenian aggression would result in a breaking of diplomatic ties. Gladysynthia will take a rare stance in helping Zamastan mediate the situation as it unfolds.

President Foley Sakzi spoke with the two leaders at his side to the press after the summit, stating that he was glad that cooler heads prevailed.

"This is a good day for the peace of the region," the President said, "and a great step forward towards better diplomatic relationships."

Reports say that the two leaders had gotten heated numerous times during the discussion, but the presence of Gladysynthian foreign minister Saurius Kent was apparently an important step to deterring the arguments. An official with knowledge of the meeting said that this unexpected presence of a Gladysynthian official may have "proved to show that nations with extreme differences and violent pasts can come together for the good of the world."
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Thursday, March 12th, 2020
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 6320 | In the News: Adeonovirus
BREAKING NEWS
NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS PASSED AS AD-14 GROWS
402 people have been infected and 41 have died in Zamastan
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Officials announced travel restrictions for several nations, including Shuell, Milintica, and Eiria, following major outbreaks of the AD14 Virus which have killed several thousand people and infected thousands more across the IDU. Zamastan had already restricted travel to Shuell after a patient who had been attending the olympics tested positive for AD14 and later died. At least 41 people have died so far in Zamastan (38 of which were restricted to quarantined individuals and 3 who were not under watch), and 402 have been confirmed to have the virus.

Fortunately, according to officials, the virus has mostly decreased in rate of both death and infection, as no further cases have been detected by the Department of Public Health since Monday, and no deaths since March 1st. However, experts still say you should keep a controlled state of health - wash hands, cough into your sleeve, and be wary of people who may be displaying symptoms of the virus.

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Saturday, March 14th, 2020
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 6320 | In the News: Vulkaria
BREAKING NEWS
"ALL VITAL TERRITORY SEIZED" IN VULKARIA, SAYS PRESIDENT SAKZI
President Sakzi declared that all civilian and government areas have been secured in Vulkaria
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President Sakzi declared on Saturday that "all vital territory" has been seized in Vulkaria. Civilian and government territories have all been secured, according to the President and military officials, and only pockets of resistance in wilderness areas and mountainous regions remain. The President praised the Coalition and Zamastanian forces for their bravery and sacrifice in the course of the now over-two month long conflict that has seen hundreds of dead coalition soldiers, thousands of dead M.L.F. fighters, and hundreds of civilians killed.

"The bravery of our men and women in uniform, as well as the hard determination and unrelenting thirst for righteousness and justice from our allies, has proven that we prevail over the fear of terror and the reign of destruction that plague us on January 2nd, and has plagued Vulkaria for much longer," the President said.

Coalition forces are expected to withdraw from Vulkaria in the coming weeks, with Zamastanian forces staying behind in contingents to assist Vulkarian forces in maintaining stability and security as the larger force retires.

282 Zamastanian soldiers have been killed since the war began on January 4th, alongside 102 Legionite, 83 Maximusian, 136 Shuellian, 79 Eirian, 89 Xiomeran, 94 Arcadian, and 7 Ruskayn soldiers. Over 1,000 Vulkarian servicemen and women have been killed, as well as at least 2,000 citizens, most of whom were killed by the M.L.F. and other insurgent groups as an attempt to deter troop movements. Since Van'a Kamoni was killed, the resistance has greatly deteriorated.

On February 27th, 2020, Zamastanian officials estimated a heavy increase of refugees from the conflict zones in Vulkaria, approximating to an upwards trend of anywhere from 60,000 to 200,000 refugees in 2020.

Several urban area engagements, especially notable in the Battle of Amden, saw massive swarms of refugees fleeing from city zones towards coalition lines for safety. The Amden incident alone saw 20,000 people escape to coalition lines.

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020
VOL. XXXII .. Num. 6320 | In the News: Coalition of Crown Albatross
BREAKING NEWS
COALITION OF CROWN ALBATROSS OFFICIALLY FOUNDED
Congressional Hall Approved New Alliance Formation, Completing Zamastan's Exit from the IDU

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Above: The Official Flag of the Coalition of Crown Albatross

In a sweeping resolution that stunned the International Democratic Union, Zamastan has officially departed the IDU to form the Coalition of Crown Albatross, a new economic and political alliance. Among the nations joining Zamastan in their endeavor to form the new alliance's government are Drambenburg, Avergnon, Vulkaria, Baytonia, and Ruskayn. President Foley Sakzi signed the official documentation that sealed Zamastan's transition after Congressional Hall passed the legislation to do so in a major 497-2-1 vote. Speaker of the Chamber, Larious Maxwell, spoke with reporters following the vote, saying that "today's developments are a positive step in the direction for future progression and prosperity. The International Democratic Union will be missed by all, but the future is bright and we must move towards it."

President Foley Sakzi also spoke in a televised address to signal the nation's departure.

"Tonight is the end of an era and the beginning of another. We have been and are continuously grateful to the International Democratic Union for their graciousness to us in times of crisis and for their openness for our own influence. Zamastan will always consider the International Democratic Union family. From the tumultuous days of August last year, during the tremors and quakes that destroyed so much, the Union helped us rebuild. Together, in the chaos of the attacks of January 2nd, we banded together. We defeated the terrorists who aimed to destroy us. In so many other moments, we have come together as a true Union. We are forever grateful.

To the governments of Laeral, Libertas Omnium Maximus, Gardavasque, Shuell, Lauchenoiria, Trive, United New England, Eiria, Legionas, Sanctaria, and now Xiomera, we do not intend this to be the end, but a progression towards a unique relationship. We will remain in constant contact to keep economic and political deals in tact with however they seem fit. We thank you for all you've given us over the years."

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