Dhofar rebellion: The battle of Mirbat

The Dhofari liberation movement adopted a Marxist-Leninist ideology with the objective of liberating “all of the Gulf from British imperialism.

July 19, 2019 by Peoples Dispatch
Battle of Mirbat 1972

On July 19, 1972, the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf (PFLOAG) guerrillas attacked the British Special Air Service soldier’s base in the Omani port town of Mirbat. The British SAS was stationed in Mirbat in order to assist the Omani government to combat the advancement of the Marxist and Arab nationalist revolutionary organisation: PFLOAG during the Dhofar Rebellion (1962-1976).

Dhofar rebellion was against the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman, which had British support. The Dhofari liberation movement adopted a Marxist-Leninist ideology with the objective of liberating “all of the Gulf from British imperialism.

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