General Reekeene was the commanding officer of Reekeene's Roughnecks, an Irregular Rebel guerrilla organization with limited resources. She decided to stretch the available troops and ships to simultaneously attack several Imperial targets, so that not all of them could be reinforced in time. The attacks would be fast, involving the minimum risk for her men.
Knowing that Imperial Repair Station M13 in Mycroft was protected by TIE fighters, Reekeene assigned a group to attack a station in a nearby system, attracting the fighters. Another team, at the same time, tried to sabotage or damage M13.