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War of Azuay
Part of Antioquian border conflicts
Azuay
Territory claimed by Peru
Date June 25 - July 21
Location Department of Azuay, Antioquia
2°53′S 79°00′O
Cause

Peruvian Forces invade Azuay

Result Victory for the Empire of Antioquia
Belligerents
Bandera Empire of Antioquia
Peru Republic of Peru
Commanders
Bandera Kovrov I
Bandera Faustino Asprilla
Peru Ollanta Humala Tasso
Strength
11.000 Soldiers, 15 Tanks, 200 Artillery Batteries, 20 Fighter Planes 15.300 Soldiers, 7 Tanks, 12 Fighter Planes

The War of Azuay (June 25-July 21) was a short armed conflict between the Empire of Antioquia, comprising pre-dissolution Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and Ecuador, against the Republic of Peru. Both countries held a border dispute for control of the department of Azuay, claimed by the Empire of Antioquia, according to the Law of Territorial Division of the Antioquia, but Peru considered it as part of its territory, by the Royal Decree of 2012. The war culminated in a beneficial outcome for The Empire, which currently holds all the disputed territories.

Invasion of Peru Edit

Main article: Battle of Malpelo

At 8:31am of July 4 of 2012, the 6th and 7th division of infantry of the Army of Peru crossed the border and opened fire against the Imperial fortifications in Malpelo, after hearing this Faustino Asprilla, Commander of the Royal Militia of Ecuador, gave the order to fire back at the Peruvian forces in the border of Guayaquil. At 9:31am, the Antioquian army stopped the Peruvian forces at Mount Malpelo, forcing them to flee to the town of Cruces.

After beign noticed, Kovrov I deployed the Imperial Army and placed it under the command of Faustino Asprilla. After doing this, he officialy declared war to the Republic of Peru, and declared a Regional Emergency in the South District.

Battle of Guayaquil Edit

Main article: Battle of Guayaquil

At 2:00 pm on June 28, 2012, Antioquian forces moved to Guayaquil, in order to expel the Peruvians in the area. At 2:57 pm, The Battalion number 7 attacked the Peruvians camping by the river, forcing them to retreat to the beach. Meanwhile, Faustino led the offensive against the Peruvian infantry division 7. At 5:13 pm, the Peruvians left Guayaquil and fleed to Cruces. Kovrov I restored the Governor of Guayaquil one hour later.

Battle of Cruces Edit

Main article: Battle of Cruces

The Battle of Cruces was the bloodiest battle of the war, with more than 7,000 dead and 2,000 wounded in total. The battle began at 1:34 pm on June 5, 2012, when Imperial forces began the offensive to retake the town of cruces. Peruvian forces were heavily entrenched in town and ready to defend it at all costs. The battle lasted for seven days and ended with an Antioquian victory. After this battle, the Peruvians were forced to leave and the invasion was considered a failure by the government of Peru.

Peace Edit

Main article: Treaty of Azuay and Guayaquil

After the defeat in Cruces, the President of Peru, Ollanta Humala Tasso, seeing himself defeated, decided to drop the invasion order and begin negotiations with Faustino. On June 21, Faustino Asprilla and General la Mar signed the Treaty of Azuay and Guayaquil, officialy ending with the war.

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