In 2552, the planet fell to the Covenant. During the battle, Jaeraub was assaulted by the Covenant, with its western front bearing the brunt of the assault. Vanus Hamaad's platoon of the 105th Shock Troops Division would be deployed in this region to defend against the Covenant. The platoon would be successful in delaying the Covenant's advance long enough to allow the city's civilian populace to evacuate. Hamaad's MA5D assault rifle was later recovered and showcased in Outpost Discovery.