|Liberation of Benzar|
|Part of Dominion War|
|Battle of Sybaron||Battle of the Tibor Nebula|
The Romulan fleet decloaked at the outer defenses and quickly overwhelmed them with its powerful starships. The inner defense perimeter offered a higher level of resistance but within an hour the Romulans had broken through. Now facing the hardened defenses around Benzar the Romulans charged forward to engage it. At the same time a number of cloaked Romulan vessels revealed themselves behind Benzar's defense perimeter. Trapped between both assaults the Dominion held out for three hours before the Romulans claimed victory in space. The Romulan forces took thousands of prisoners and captured several enemy starships.
On Benzar itself the occupying forces were cut off from support but fought on. Thousands of Benzites were killed in the week it took before Romulan troops finally secured the planet, freeing it from Dominion occupation.
While Starfleet was pleased by the result and the Romulans had proved themselves to be a powerful ally, there were concerns in some sectors about whether the Romulans would just leave Benzar after the war ended. (DS9: "The Reckoning")
|Major battles of the Dominion War|
|Second Battle of Deep Space 9 (2373) | Battle of Torros III (2373) | Battle of Rumarda (2374) | Battle of Tyra (2374) | Operation Blue Room (2374) | First Battle of Vulcanis (2374) | Operation Return (2374) | Raid on Coridan (2374) | Kalandra Offensive (2374) | Battle of Betazed (2374) | Second Battle of Vulcanis (2374) | Battle of Benzar (2374) | Battle of Sybaron (2374) | Liberation of Benzar (2374) | Battle of the Tibor Nebula (2374) | Raid on Tohvun (2374) | Third Battle of Vulcanis (2374) | First Battle of Chin'toka (2374) | Battle of Ricktor Prime (2375) | Battle of Chudala (2375) | Kalandra Campaign (2375) | Invasion of Septimus III (2375) | Breen attack on Earth (2375) | Second Battle of Chin'toka (2375) | Battle of the Three Suns (2375) | Liberation of Betazed (2375) | Battle of Getha (2375) | Battle of Cardassia (2375)|