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. The organization was dedicated to overthrow all monarchies in the Gulf region.
|Preceded by||Dhofar Liberation Front|
|Succeeded by||Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman|
Popular Front for the Liberation of Bahrain
|International affiliation||Arab Nationalist Movement|
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. The PFLOAG's activities were at its peak in the Dhofar Rebellion in Oman.
- 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.
- John Peterson, Defending Arabia, 1986, Taylor & Francis, p 100.
- 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.