The July 9th Attacks were a series of two coordinated suicide attacks by FNR upon the Union of Midway on Saturday, June 9th, 2011. On that morning, 8 FNR terrorists hijacked two commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed the two airliners into the Midwayan Stock Building in Aldebaran, killing everyone on board and thousands of those working in the buildings. The building collapsed after the second airliner hit the building.
Soon after the attacks, FNR leader Johtaja released a video in which FNR claimed responsibility for the attacks. They also stated that FNR wouldn't let up on attacks.
"Fronte Nazionale Rivoluzionario has achieved the complete economic devastation of the Union of Midway. With the communists gone we can act freely again, so don't expect us to let up. We shall establish a Muslim totalitarian state lead by a single religious elite: me and my successors." - Johtaja in the video released by FNR
The effects of the attack were devastating within the Union of Midway. Companies which didn't have backups for stocks lost all of their stocks, and after hearing this the people of Midway began selling stocks fearing a depression. This in turn caused the Midwayan Depression of 2011.
The Californian Union, along with its occupied territories, responded by sending $5 billion ($10 billion in Midwayan dollars). This aid was quickly applied by the Midwayan government and used to relieve the sudden economic crash. It was donated by Co-EmperorCharles Ehrenberg.