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Battle of Atraken
Conflict

Clone Wars

Date

2221.1 BBY, from a few days to 11 months after the Battle of Geonosis

Place

Atraken

Outcome

Republic tactical victory

Combatants

Galactic Republic

Confederacy of Independent Systems

Commanders

Major Nick Rostu[1]

Strength
Casualties
  • Nearly all civilians
  • Moderate amount of clones
  • All droids
"Sadly, Atraken will never be rebuilt. But the lives of those families torn apart by the brutality of war can still be salvaged."
Kaysil Verwood, RRM spokesbeing

The Battle of Atraken was one of the longest battles of the Clone Wars.

Contents

Background

Atraken, once a rich source of doonium, became a battleground when CIS protectionist forces refused to relinquish control of the mining operation there. Entrenched in the planet’s crust for nearly a year, the Separatists unleashed biochemical agents to deter the Galactic Republic’s clone troopers. This resulted in thousands of civilian casualties as the toxins seeped into much of the planet’s water tables and ecosystems.

The battle

As one of the early fronts of the conflict, Atraken was plagued by warfare for almost a year. Its distant location from the Corellian Trade Spine hampered Republic resupply efforts for the clone troopers stationed there, but the push of Operation Katabatic turned the tide, allowing for the conquering of the Separatists' droid armies.

Though a tactical victory in denying the Separatists access to the valuable shipbuilding ore, the Battle of Atraken spelled tragedy for the one million inhabitants of the colony world. An estimated 90% of the planet’s population was poisoned, displaced, or killed in the fighting. Those who could afford to leave fled to neighboring worlds, while others were believed to have sought refuge on Trilos, the only Atraken moon with a breathable atmosphere.

RRM transport craft had to wait for the clearing of an orbital minefield to examine refugee settlements on the Trilos moon.

Appearances

  • Republic HoloNet News Core Edition 14:4:14 (First appearance)
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight (Mentioned only)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
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