Togana War

Togana War
Part of Qolaysia-Togaria Tensions
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From top left to bottom right: Togarian troops; Qolaysian naval vessel QNAF Pre'kana fires rockets towards Togarian-held islands; Qolaysian naval vessels off the island of Bahni; Qolaysian forces during the Battle of Qirknana; Togarian forces during the Battle of Calbaloban; smoke rises during the Battle of Ryijana
Date16 September 2008 – present
(12 years, 4 months and 1 day)
Location
Status Ongoing conflict
Belligerants
Qolaysia Togaria
Commanders and leaders
President Abiel Kennard President Zophar Lawson
Casualties and losses
  • 1,364 soldiers killed
  • 6,387 soldiers injured
  • 900+ civilians killed
  • 3,583 soldiers killed
  • 9,228 soldiers injured
  • 1,300+ civilians killed
  • The Togana War, also known as the Gulf of Semalia Conflict, the Qolaysia-Togaria War, or the Jaceh Crisis, is an ongoing military conflict between the nations of Togaria and Qolaysia over the resource plentiful and geographically strategic Qolaysian Archipeligo and the crisis' namesake of the Togana Island Chain. The conflict began with disputes involve both island and maritime claims among several sovereign states within the region, namely Togaria, Qolaysia, Semalia, Ascacia, and Zalluabed. An estimated Z$3.37 trillion worth of global trade passes through the Qolaysian archipeligo and in between the Gulf of Semalia and the Emmiria Sea annually, which accounts for a fourth of the global maritime trade. 80 percent of Qolaysia's energy imports and 59.5 percent of Qolaysia's total trade passes through the archipeligo.

    The disputes include the islands, reefs, banks, and other features of the archipeligo and surrounding bodies of water, including the Ojibana Islands, Bahni, the Yiuranan Islands, Sackcloth Shoal, and various boundaries in the Gulf of Semalia. There are further disputes, including the waters near the islands of Ascacia, which many do not regard as part of the regional conflict zone. Claimant states are interested in retaining or acquiring the rights to fishing stocks, the exploration and potential exploitation of crude oil and natural gas in the seabed of various parts of the archipeligo, and the strategic control of important shipping lanes.

    The conflict has been labeled a "low-level war" by observers, who note the long term period of fighting although with relatively low casualties and instances of fighting. The majority of skirmishes have been limited to missile strikes and naval engagements, with only a few instances of ground combat on disputed islands and atolls being recorded. The dense civilian populations of the region on the islands have been put at risk. The first two years of the war were the most bloody, with frequent rocket attacks between Togaria and Qolaysia resulting in hundreds of civilian casualties and international condemnation from the Coalition of Crown Albatross. Detentions and highjackings have been the most frequent threat to international shipping, as well as crossfire incidents involving fishermen and state-sponsored pirate groups.

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