AdmiralValerie Umstead organised her forces around a strong core based on two wings of Galaxy-classstarships and several destroyer wings. The Seventh smashed into the outer defense perimeter and crashed their way through with minimal losses. The Dominion forces were not expecting an attack and assisted Umstead by reploying a dozen Cardassianwarships from the star system to escort a convoy. In an intense five hour battle the Seventh Fleet destroyed over eighty enemy ships and secured the system.
At the same time a task force of Klingon and Romulan ships destroyed the convoy and its escorts from the Chudula system, weakening the Dominion's hold on the sector.