The Siege of Inyusu Tor, also known as the Liberation of Sullust, was a battle that occurred during the Galactic Civil War between the Alliance to Restore the Republic's Sixty-First Mobile Infantry and the Galactic Empire on the volcanic planet Sullust.
Shortly following the Battle of Hoth, the Rebel Alliance initiated Operation Ringbreaker, which sought to force Imperial redeployments from the shipbuilding world of Kuat by assaulting worlds such as Obumubo, Naator, Xagobah and the asteroid mines of the Kuliquo belt, thus allowing for the Alliance to assault its ultimate goal. When the Alliance Sixty-First Mobile Infantry jumped out of hyperspace a mere half million kilometers from the planet in an effort to rapidly deploy drop ships to assault the Inyusu Tor mineral processing facility, the attack ultimately went awry the following day when the Imperial Vixus Squadron ambushed their troop transports, stranding the company on the planet. The next three days would result in the bloody siege of Inyusu Tor, initially being in the Empire's favor as the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Herald arrived in the system and the Imperial Army utilized overwhelming force to surround the rebels on the mountainside facility. However, after receiving aid from the local resistance as well as finally convincing the Cobalt Front to rise up in Pinyumb, they were able to capture a Lambda-class T-4a shuttle, load it with explosives and send it to Herald and destroy it. The Imperials were overwhelmed, while subsequent uprisings across the planet ultimately liberated it from Imperial rule.
In the following days, an interim government would be installed in Pinyumb, while heavy losses sustained by the Sixty-First would ultimately cancel Operation Ringbreaker, allowing the company to act as a temporary police force for the Sullustan people. Subsequent pirate broadcasts and intercepted Imperial signals indicated further insurrections across the planet, delaying the inevitable Imperial counterattack.
The victory on Sullust ultimately played a key role in the outcome of the Galactic Civil War, as the planet was eventually used as the staging ground for the Alliance Fleet before the Battle of Endor.
Some time after the battle, the Empire returned to the planet and reactivated an abandoned weapons factory, in an effort to covertly resupply their dwindling forces. The installation was destroyed by Lando Calrissian and Shriv Suurgav shortly before the Battle of Jakku.
- (First identified as Liberation of Sullust)
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- ↑ Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars Battlefront II
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi