As hostilities between the Confederation and the Kilrathi Empire led to open warfare in the year 2634, Facin was the site of one of the earliest engagements between the two factions. The Kilrathi had established a base of operations on the world designated as Gamma Three; a force of Confederation Marines was deployed to destroy the facility.
The Confederation fleet destroyed one Kilrathi destroyer and two transports, at the cost of six starfighters and a damaged frigate. Planetside, the Kilrathi self-destructed their base just as the Marines closed in, killing all personnel and nearly one hundred Terran soldiers.
The head of Confederation Fleet Intelligence Joshua Speedwell reported the battle's outcome to Admiral Banbridge on 2634.203. Speedwell speculated that the incursion, among others by the Kilrathi were merely a diversion from a much larger strike being planned against the Confederation.