Dhofar Liberation Front (DLF) (Arabic: جبهة تحرير ظفار) was a communist front that was established to create a separatist state in Dhofar, the southern province of Oman, which shared a border with South Yemen.
|Succeeded by||Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf|
|International affiliation||Arab Nationalist Movement|
The DLF was established by communist (Marxist–Leninist) youth in Salalah in 1965. Its main aim was to secure funding for the development of the area and to end the rule of the Sultan of Muscat and Oman (Said bin Taimur).
They, being supported by South Yemen, fought a 10-year insurgency against the Sultan of Muscat and Oman's Armed Forces. The Sultanate Army, supported by Iran and the United Kingdom, managed to remove the DLF and to push its forces towards the border of Yemen and the mountains in 1976.
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