By ANDREW CUMMINGS
This is a fictional document created for the 15th MEU Realism Unit.
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Kingdom of Sahil
ANIZAY (AP) — During Sahil's failed invasion of Boura Arrei, the ethnic Kulaasi population of Boura Arrein citizens has gone down drastically. With the military victory in hand for the Boura Arrei Armed Forces and Sahilian forces either surrendered or on the retreat back home, the citizens are beginning to turn to put the pieces of their lives back together again. Many are finding that while some of their friends and family are still alive and well, albeit displaced by battles fought near or in their towns, a significant number of their Kulaasi neighbors have seemingly disappeared. Many hope that these people have escaped as refugees, however some believe that the rumors of Sahili King Ab Ul Hajadi’s alleged ethnic cleansing program are true.
Image of civilian executions in Boura Arrein mosque, courtesy International Inquirer
The Kulaasi are the ethnic majority of Boura Arrei and have long held the ire of King Hajadi. According to the International Inquirer, footage has been found of 13 civilians being murdered inside of a Boura Arrei mosque by supposed death squads of specially-selected Sahillian soldiers. When this news was released, many citizens believed that the Royal Army of the Kingdom of Sahil had been systematically rounding up the Kulaasi people for execution. More rumors have been circulating among some of the citizenry stating the Ethiopian government has established refugee camps near the border that people fleeing from the fighting have gone to seeking safety. With these rumors circling and with more questions than answers, it is hard for the people of Boura Arreia to keep hope that they will ever find their missing neighbors and loved ones.
AP Global Writer Hana Joto contributed.
Ethnic unrest continues in Boura Arrei