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The Liberation of Mahora, known officially as the Fifth Battle of Mahora, was a major battle that took place in Mahora, Japan, concurrent with the Battles of Crow's Nest and Voi, taking place over the course of several days beginning on November 18, 2552. UNSC and Covenant Separatist forces under the command of Colonel Evangeline A.K. McDowell attacked the Covenant Loyalist garrison occupying the megacity of Mahora and successfully reclaimed the city from the Covenant.
- Some of the combat sequences detailed in the battle were modeled from the Halo 3 'Believe' campaign, in an effort by the author to allow such a stunning campaign to receive at least some canonical appearance in the Halo timeline.