04-07-2017, 04:23 PM
from around Alexandria
from around Alexandria
April 7, 2017
Quote:ALEXANDRIA LAUNCHES INVASION OF JINGDAO’S TAPFERIAN ENCLAVES
Operation Hercules: What We Know So Far
San Jean Baptiste, East Baudrix; ABC News – Alexandria has launched an invasion of Jingdao’s enclaves in Tapfer, near East Baudrix and South Tapfer.
The invasion began with a large missile strike from the 2nd Assault Squadron’s HIMS Ingloss Flotilla, targeting Jingdao’s naval and ground military assets and defenses. On orders from Wesloderia, Alexandrian warships launched over 69 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Jingdaoese military base in the city of Kukegongji where two large battleships and two large frigates of the Jingdaoese navy are stationed.
Air units with the 2nd Carrier Squadron followed up the wave of Tomahawk missiles, striking targets in the cities of Kukegongji and Zibincheng, clearing a path for the Alexandrian invasion forces.
Units from the Alexandrian Grand Army began landing on the island of Kukegongji with strong air support from the Imperial Air Force and Navy. Army units have also crossed from East Baudrix and South Tapfer and are making their way to Zibincheng.
Operation Hercules is the first direct military action taken by Alexandria against the Jingdaoese-Apollonian Union in what has now become known as the War of Jingdaoese Immolation. This represents a substantial escalation of Alexandrian military involvement in the war, fighting alongside SANE allies like Shireroth and Natopia. Jingdao had declared war on the SANE Alliance earlier last week.
The strike and invasion began early this morning local time when there would have been minimal activity at the base as many soldiers and sailors would be asleep. It targeted aircraft, aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, tanks and many other military facilities.
"Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Jingdaoese aircraft, ships, support infrastructure, and equipment," says the Citadel, the HQ in Geneva for the Alexandrian military. That same official, however, cautioned that this is just the earliest assessment using radar and that more robust assessments using satellites and other surveillance are still pending.