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CIVIL WAR BREAKS OUT IN BALKAN
Peace Talks Led By Commissioner Von Schroeder Fall Apart
Intense Fighting At The Balkan Capital, Casualties Estimated High
Augustus XXIII, 2013 AD
Article By: Wu Daxia
BREAKING NEWS ? An all-out civil war has erupted in the Balkan Socialist Federation after the peace mediation by the European Union failed. Intense fighting has engulfed the nation's capital, now renamed Romulus City.
Commissioner of Internal Affairs Blair Von Schroeder met with the four most prominent generals of the Balkan military coup to mediate a lasting solution to the succession crisis, caused by the untimely death of Emperor Romulus. Despite the best efforts of the Commissioner, General Loukanios, a close friend to the deceased emperor, ordered an airstrike against one of his rivals, General Hyginus.
Generals Andronikos, Chrysanthos, and Melanthios have each mobilized troops loyal to their claim to the throne. Hyginus and Adronikos are wrestling over the control of the capital city.
At least 14 000 soldiers and over 1300 civilians have already lost their lives in the battles, say military correspondents. These numbers cannot be confirmed.
All pretenders to the throne have thousands of troops and heavy material at their disposal.
This is a breaking news story. Vox Populi continues to follow the situation closely and report as new information becomes available.