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"The New Republic is winning, even as we speak. You and your fellow resistance members are to be congratulated. Garos IV is free."
Jaalib Brandl[src]

The Battle of Garos occurred during the Galactic Civil War shortly after the end of the Thrawn campaign. The planet Garos IV was freed by the New Republic after years of intense local resistance against the Galactic Empire.


"There's work to be done on Garos."
"You'll have some extra help now."
Alexandra Winger and Luke Skywalker[src]

Following the death of Grand Admiral Thrawn, Alexandra Winger, a member of the Garosian resistance, was involved in a mission on the planet Sarahwiee with Luke Skywalker and the Page's Commandos.[7] Alex Winger's actions brought Garos IV's situation to the attention of the New Republic which sent a fleet to Garos.[1]


Jaalib Brandl meets Tork and Alexandra Winger shortly before the battle.

In preparation of the New Republic invasion, Dark Jedi Jaalib Brandl was charged to oversee the evacuation of the Imperial dignitaries from the capital Ariana.[3]

The battleEdit

"The New Republic forces have arrived. They should be here in a few minutes."
―Jaalib Brandl[src]

During the beginning battle, Alexandra Winger and her adoptive father, the Imperial Governor of Garos IV were kidnapped by Brandl who decided to betray the Empire and kill the governor. Tork Winger was severely injured but Alex managed to convince the Dark Jedi to release them.[3]

The New Republic fought the outnumbered Imperial forces on the planet,[1] with support of the Garosian resistance.[3] The battle was short and damage to the planet was light.[8] Matt Turhaya, Alex Winger's biological father was killed during the assault.[4]


After the battle, Garos IV joined the New Republic.[8] A prisoner exchange took place a few weeks after the battle, allowing Dair Haslip to infiltrate the Imperial forces once again.[4]

The popularity of the University of Garos caused an economic upswing of the planet during following years.[8]



Notes and referencesEdit

Galactic Civil War
(2 BBY19 ABY)
Thrawn and the Reborn Empire (9 ABY10 ABY)

Thrawn campaign9 ABY


Sarahwiee · Garos IV · H'ken asteroid belt

Hegemony theater9 ABY

Related topics and articles

New Republic · Galactic Empire

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