At least four days before the Battle of Yavin, the Alliance to Restore the Republic launched Operation Mad Rush. On day four of the Operation, the Empire destroyed Alderaan. The news soon reached the 61st Mobile Infantry who were about to attack the Imperial forces on Vir Aphshire.
- Battlefront: Twilight Company (First appearance, simultaneous with Battlefront: Twilight Company audiobook)
- Battlefront: Twilight Company audiobook
Notes and references
- Battlefront: Twilight Company
- "One Thousand Levels Down" – Star Wars Insider 151
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- In Battlefront: Twilight Company the battle on Vir Aphshire, which was a part of Operation Mad Rush, took place concurrent to the Battle of Yavin and ended shortly after the news of the latter battle arrived. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the latter battle to 0 BBY and defines 0 ABY as the year following the event, therefore the battle on Vir Aphshire, and thus Operation Mad Rush, must have also taken place in both 0 BBY and 0 ABY.