Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf

The Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf (Arabic: الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير الخليج العربي المحتل‎, abbreviated PFLOAG), later renamed the Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman and the Arabian Gulf (Arabic: الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير عُمان والخليج العربي‎), was a Marxist and Arab nationalist revolutionary organisation in the Persian Gulf Arab states. The PFLOAG was organized in 1968 as the successor to the Dhofar Liberation Front. Having close relations to the government of South Yemen, the PFLOAG opened an office there. With South Yemeni support, PFLOAG guerrillas were able to seize control over large sections of western Dhofar. In August 1969 PFLOAG captured the town of Rakhyut.[1][2] The organization was dedicated to overthrow all monarchies in the Gulf region.[3]

Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf

الجبهة الشعبية لتحرير الخليج العربي المحتل
Founded1968
Dissolved1974
Preceded byDhofar Liberation Front
NDFLOAG
Succeeded byPopular Front for the Liberation of Oman
Popular Front for the Liberation of Bahrain
IdeologyArab nationalism
Marxism
International affiliationArab Nationalist Movement
Party flag
Flag of the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf.svg

In 1974 the organization was divided into two separate bodies: the Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Bahrain.[4] The PFLOAG's activities were at its peak in the Dhofar Rebellion in Oman.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf, Malcolm C. Peck, entry in: Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa, Gale Group, Inc., retrieved from Answers.com.
  2. ^ John Peterson, Defending Arabia, 1986, Taylor & Francis, p 100.
  3. ^ https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve09p2/d5
  4. ^ Halliday, Fred. Revolution and Foreign Policy: The Case of South Yemen, 1967–1987. Cambridge Middle East library, 21. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990. p. 144.