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Operation: SILENT STORM

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Skirmish over Netherop[1]

Concurrent:

Operation: ICE DANCE, Battle of Biko[2][3]

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Battle of Circinius IV[4]

Operation: SILENT STORM
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Conflict:

Human-Covenant War (Massacre of the Outer Colonies), Insurrection[1][5]

Date:

March 8-April 25, 2526[1][6]

Location:

Outcome:

UNSC Victory

Belligerents

United Nations Space Command[1]

Covenant[1]


United Rebel Front[11]

Commanders

Strength

Fleet of Inexorable Obedience


Casualties

 

Operation: SILENT STORM was a UNSC Operation against the Covenant aimed at buying humanity time to develop effective countermeasures against Covenant technology. It was comprised of a series of engagements featuring mainly the SPARTAN-IIs and 21st Space Assault Battalion.

Background[edit]

Attack on Harvest[edit]

Main articles: First Battle of Harvest and Battle of Harvest
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UNSC Planning[edit]

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Following the counter attack on Harvest, Preston Cole convened a meeting to devise Operation: SILENT STORM. To counter attack the Covenant invasion force, the UNSC planned to lay a trap at the Outer Colony world of Biko.[1]

Insurrectionist plot[edit]

At the same time, the Insurrectionists were preparing to stage a coup d'etat on Biko in an effort to give the planet to the Covenant in order to defeat the UNSC.[11]

Battle[edit]

Battle for Seoba[edit]

Main article: Battle of Seoba

Upon arriving at Bikon moon of Seoba, the UNSC soon realized that the moon was the Insurrectionist's staging ground for their coup.[7]

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The fall of Biko[edit]

Main article: Battle of Biko
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Etalan[edit]

Main article: Skirmish over Etalan
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Strike on the Covenant[edit]

Main article: Attack on Zhoist
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Aftermath[edit]

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