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The 13th Battalion, also known as the "Iron" Battalion, was a battalion[1] of clone troopers led by Jedi General Jaro Tapal in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. They were outfitted with Phase II clone trooper armor—customized with light yellow markings—by the final days of the conflict, at which point the unit had secured the planet Bracca for the Galactic Republic. Their Venator-class Star Destroyer was set to depart for Mygeeto when the unit's Clone Commander received Order 66 from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine.[2]

The protocol identified the members of the Jedi Order as enemy targets, causing the clones to betray their Jedi officers. Tapal's own unit turned against the general and fatally wounded him, but failed to kill his apprentice, Cal Kestis. Many clone troopers perished when the Jedi fought back during their escape, before which the ship reactor was sabotaged by Tapal in order to cover their tracks.[2]

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Grand Army of the Republic units
Armies:
4th Sector · Twelfth
Corps:
7th Sky · 21st Nova · 41st Elite · 87th Sentinel · 91st Mobile Reconnaissance · 327th Star · Flame trooper
Divisions
181st Armor · 212th Recon · 224th
Regiments
CC-2801's regiment · Unidentified Galactic Republic regiment · Unidentified regiment
Battalions & Legions:
13th "Iron" · 41st Scout · 104th · 212th Attack · 442nd Siege · 481st · 501st · Carnivore · Billaba's battalion · Billaba's new battalion · Execute · Rancor
Companies:
Ghost · Green · Monnk's company · Tango · Torrent · Unidentified company
Platoons
41st Ranger · Waxer's platoon · Unidentified platoon
Squads
Clone Force 99 · Bravo · Delta · Domino · Fil's squad · First · Ki-Adi-Mundi's squad · Rostu · Rex's squad · Yoda's squad
Squadrons
Lightning · Unidentified tank squadron
Other Units:
322nd · Calm Tree · Clone Youth Brigade · Coruscant Guard · Diplomatic service · Doom's unit · Foxtrot Group · Kamino security · Mud Jumpers · Orto Plutonia clone security force · Outer Rim garrison · Skywalker's team · Snow Wolves · Wildfire
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