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Although this article is based on official information from the Star Wars Legends continuity, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture.

"Well…I suppose the only one that really qualifies would be a short but violent battle off New Cov in the Churba sector."
―Leia Organa Solo, to Han Solo[src]

A short but violent battle occurred near the planet New Cov between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War.[2] A month after General Garm Bel Iblis forces' raid on Tangrene, Bel Iblis met the Alliance member Borsk Fey'lya. The Bothan agreed to support Garm Bel Iblis's movement and set up a supply line through New Cov.[1] The battle began when four Bothan starships under the command of Fey'lya found an Imperial Victory-class Star Destroyer investigating New Cov in the Churba sector. The Bothan ships kept the Star Destroyer busy until a Star Cruiser arrived to reinforce them.[2] The battle allowed Fey'lya and Bel Iblis to keep their alliance secret for years.[1] In 9 ABY, Han and Leia Organa Solo spoke of the battle while discussing Borsk Fey'lya's war activities.[2]

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The battle was first mentioned in the 1992 novel Dark Force Rising, which was written by Timothy Zahn.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dark Force Rising Sourcebook
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Dark Force Rising
  3. The Dark Force Rising Sourcebook places the Battle of New Cov a month after the Raid on Tangrene and places the Raid on Tangrene three years after Garm Bel Iblis' split, that occurred in 0 ABY according to The New Essential Chronology.
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