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this was the human race which was native to the planet Jabiim. During the Clone Wars, the Jabiimite leaders sided with the Separatists, despite the fact that there had been an Old Republic military base on the planet for years. When the Old Republic sent a force to liberate the planet, many Jedi Masters were killed in battle, forcing Anakin Skywalker and a group of Padawans to carry on the battle. Ultimately, the Separatist force proved too strong, and Skywalker was force to order a complete retreat. Despite the fact that they had allied themselves with the Separatists, the Jabiimites believed that the Republic had abandoned them, especially after the Separatist forces there were soon replaced with Imperial forces that virtually enslaved the population. For nearly twenty-one years, the Jabiimites were left to fend for themselves, held in thrall by the Imperial agents sent to oversee the planet. Some eight months after the Battle of Yavin, their enslavement was to have been permanent when Darth Vader arrived to ship a large percentage of the population offworld as slaves. The Jabiimi people were saved when Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa arrived on the planet, and helped the Jabiimites overthrow Governor Thorne Kraym. Although large portions of Jabiim's surfaces were bombarded with turbolaser fire, the planet was abandoned by the Empire, and the Jabiimites were freed.