Over 200 Beetians, Karotovians have perished
The UN and allies on both sides have been petitioning the two groups for calm. Fears are growing that the conflict will escalate into civil war and claim many more on both sides.
President of FoodCrusadia, John Teljeur, called the attacks "unprovoked" and warned it's neighbour such attacks would be met with "severe, all out retaliation".
The President of Rabbitovia, Buggs Bunnay, claimed that it is their nation's right to have access to the rich agricultural belt citing that these lands were theirs well before Foodcrusadia existed. "This land is ours and everything on it. Those that occupy this land are tresspassers on our soveriegnty." Bunnay countered.
Things have been peaceful, although tense, between the two groups until the spring of this year, when the attacks began.
Foodcrusadia was also attacked this year by Potatobug Freedom fighters, a terrorist group with ties to Rabbitovia. The attacks were repelled but not before the fighters inflicted massive damage on the disputed agricultural and commercial centre of Foodcrusadia. It is estimated that thousands of freedom fighters were killed when President Teljuer ordered massive airstrikes against them.
Hopes are that both sides will come to the table to attend peace talks, called by the UN, later this week.