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The Destruction of Jedha City[3] occurred during the reign of the Galactic Empire when the Empire, in an effort to test the superlaser of the Death Star, used the battle station to destroy the holy city of the moon Jedha. Operating on a single reactor for the superlaser's power, the Empire evacuated the Imperial occupation force before moving the Death Star into orbit, targeting the holy city, and destroying it. The blast caused not only an enormous explosion but also significant damage to the moon, throwing fire, smoke, and dirt high into the air. On the ground, the shockwave caused Jedha's surface to begin peeling back, destroying everything that it touched.[1]

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The destruction of Jedha City was depicted in the 2016 Anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first footage of the event was shown in the first Rogue One trailer on August 11, 2016.[4] In Star Wars Legends, which is non-canon in the official Star Wars continuity following 2014,[5] the event where the Death Star tested its Superweapon was identified as the Destruction of Despayre.[6]

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Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire
Galactic timeline

Previous: Clone Wars

Concurrent: Jedi Purge
Jedha insurgency
Mandalorian civil war
Ryloth insurgency

Next: Galactic Civil War

Battles of the Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire
18 BBY Raada
5 BBY Imperial interrogator droids · Imperial supply convoy · Lothal airfield
Capital City · Kessel · Mission to steal Imperial weapons
Attack on Imperial Troop Transports · Stygeon Prime
Imperial Academy (Lothal) · Imperial convoy (Lothal)
4 BBY Rescue of Tseebo · Old Republic Senate Building · Jalath
Communications tower · Mustafar (I) · Siege of Lothal (Lothal (I) · Rebel fleet (I)) · Seelos · Absanz · Ibaar · Thrad · Garel (I) · Interdictor · Phoenix Squadron
3 BBY Calderos Station · Bilzen · Imvur · Garel (II) · Lothal Depot · Lira San
Gas Refinery · Ryloth (I) · Imperial construction module · Rebel fleet (II)
2 BBY Naraka · Yarma · Teralov · Montross · Ryloth (II) · Agamar
Concord Dawn (III) · Mykapo · Lothal · Geonosis · Chopper Base
Krownest · Chimaera · Archeon Nebula · Killun Station · Atollon
1 BBY Mandalore
0 BBY Phindar · Portocari · Ring of Kafrene · Wobani
Operation Fracture (Jedha · Eadu) · Scarif
Other Ferrox Pax · Mygeeto · Ord Biniir · Wecacoe · Mustafar (II)
Related topics and articles
Galactic Empire · Jedi · The rebellion · Rebel Alliance · Sith · Paucris Major · Imperial prison
Concord Dawn (I) · Concord Dawn (II) · Malachor · Wynkahthu · Dathomir · Tatooine
Campaigns of Saw Gerrera's Partisans · Destruction of Jedha City
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