The Invasion of Urzikstan is a major event in the Modern Warfare reboot timeline.
Sometime before the events of Hometown, Russian forces led by rogue Lieutenant General Roman Barkov entered Urzikstan and occupied part of the country. After the Urzik resistance fought the invaders, Barkov launched a full-scale invasion of the country.
Barkov launched the invasion at Riyzabbi in the morning. He ordered his troops to kill anyone that is not part of the Russian invasion forces and deployed poison gas on civilians, causing very high civilian casualties. Women and children were mostly spared and evacuated in trucks. During this chaos, Fatima Karim was killed and her daughter Farah was buried under rubble. After being recused by her father, Walid, they retreated to their family home. Walid attempted to flee to the mountains with Farah and his son Hadir, but they were intercepted and attacked by Russian soldier J-12. Although Farah battled and eventually slew the massive man with Hadir's help, Walid died from his injuries.
Taking J-12's gas mask, the two children hide from the Russians, who are executing the remaining survivors in the streets and reach the outskirts of Urzikstan. They find a truck being guarded by two more soldiers, Luka and Andrei. With Hadir posing as a distraction, Farah stole a revolver and killed the soldiers. Hadir then attempted to drive away. but Barkov personally appears alongside some more soldiers and stops them. Outraged at the "little devils" for killing his soldiers, Barkov captured them and had them driven away in a truck.
Along with Farah and Hadir, many other children were captured and imprisoned in Tobrak. Farah led a prison break 10 years later, which escalted the on-going insurgency in Urzikstan.