From our correspondent in the Relgim sector
VYKOS SYSTEM - An Imperial Patrol along the Relgim Run hyperroute was ambushed yesterday, but the rebel sneak attack was beaten back.
The insurgent rebels that assaulted the patrol were surprisingly well armed. The ambush witnessed the introduction of a rebel Assault Frigate, a type of vessel never before seen ship in the spinward Outer Rim of the galaxy. The ambushing force further consisted of snub fighters escorting a single Nebulon-B frigate.
The patrol suffered heavy losses due to a few well-placed bombs from the rebel snubfighters. These temporarily disabled both Gladiator-class destroyers. However, the Empire remained victorious and was able to destroy both enemy frigates. The fighter squadroms were either destroyed or dispersed.
Senior Captain Josbu Thake - commander of the patrol - spoke with our correspondent, saying "The cowards dropped out of hyperspace right in front of our forward patrols and tried to use those fighters they are so proud of to destroy us."
Both star destroyers were recovered and are currently under repairs in the Ord Trasi ship-yards and are expected to be fully operational in next few weeks.