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The battle on Jedha was a battle that took place in Jedha City, on the Inner Rim moon of Jedha in 0 BBY[1]

It was a skirmish in which Saw Gerrera's Partisans attacked a Galactic Empire convoy transporting Kyber crystals[1] in Tythoni Square.[3] Rebel Alliance operatives Cassian Andor, Jyn Erso and K-2SO, as well as two Guardians of the Whills, Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus, also became involved in the battle against the Imperial forces. However, in the aftermath of the fight, Andor, Erso, Îmwe and Malbus were all taken prisoner by the Partisans and brought to the Catacombs of Cadera.[1]

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The battleEdit

As the convoy passed by Tythoni Square, a grenade was tossed from a balcony in front of the tank. Its detonation halted the vehicle's progress, and the Partisans revealed themselves, opening fire onto the Stormtroopers, from both ground level and with snipers atop the nearby buildings. Once Jyn Erso entered the street to save a child and return it to her mother, her escort Cassian Andor was forced to help her to safety, shooting the tank's weapon operator who had just destroyed a nearby tower with a missile. As Jyn hid in front of the stopped vehicle, Cassian then noted a Partisan atop a nearby elevated bridge preparing some explosives, and shot him to create a distraction - as upon his fall to the ground, the bombs detonated - to the sight of Partisan troop leader Benthic. As Jyn and Cassian ran to safety, another bomb was tossed at the Stormtroopers' feet, and after being detonated, the Partisans raided the vehicle to collect the Kyber crystals. They finished just as Imperial reinforcements, that included a All Terrain Scout Transport, arrived. [1]

As Jyn and Cassian fought their way through more troopers, Cassian's reprogrammed droid K-2SO arrived and detonated a grenade upon a squad of charging troopers. The trio returned to the square, where the reinforcements checked the damages suffered by the tank, and were mistaken for an actual Imperial droid directing prisoners. Jyn and Cassian were only saved by the intervention of two Guardians of the Whills, Chirrut Îmwe and Baze Malbus. As K-2 returned to Cassian's ship, the Partisans took over the square and captured the rebels and Guardians, as Benthic felt they were hostile due to Cassian's attack. Once Jyn revealed she had businesses with Saw Gerrera for being the daughter of Galen Erso, the Partisans put bags on their heads (with Chirrut, being blind, being slightly annoyed with their putting a bag on his head as he viewed it as unnecessary) and took them to their headquarters in the Catacombs of Cadera, where Jyn was brought before Saw, while Cassian, Baze and Chirrut were put in a cell.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The battle on Jedha was created and developed for the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first footage of the battle was shown in the Rogue One teaser trailer on April 7, 2016.[4]

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