United Freeman Alliance Surrenders in Geminate
K25-XD, GEMINATE - United Freeman Alliance UFA has retracted all territorial claims to the Geminate region as of May 2nd following a nearly month long defensive campaign against Wildly Inappropriate WI.
The news arrived in the form of a short press release from UFA diplomat Spaceman who simply stated that "...the 'United Freemen Alliance' officially surrenders all of its claim to territory in Geminate to Wildly Inappropriate."
The WI invasion of Geminate commenced on April 7th and resulted in the prompt expulsion of Idle Empire IDLE followed by an assault on Ethereal Dawn's ED territory in the 8K-CHA constellation. This move allowed for easy access to the NK-AOZ constellation - UFA's primary holding in Geminate.
The first several days of the conflict saw the loss of several UFA carriers at the hands of WI who held a sizable numerical advantage over UFA. Additionally, Ad Astra I A I opened a second front on UFA and inflicted steady losses including the capture of several UFA systems in the ZYL-FT constellation. Internal attrition was also an issue for UFA as the alliance declined from over a thousand members to less then four hundred and fifty members by war's end.
Tomcat of WI stated that the final operation took place around 05:00 on Saturday with a one hundred strong battleship operation that targeted UFA's cyno jammer in K25-XD. Following its destruction, WI's capital fleet entered the field and proceeded to reinforce four towers at which time diplomatic channels were opened with UFA.
Proceedings have been cordial up to this point with kind words all around.
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