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The Battle of Mirbat

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The Battle of Mirbat took place on 19 of July 1972 during the Dhofar Rebellion in Oman, which was supported by Communist guerrillas from South Yemen. Britain assisted the Omani government by sending elements of its Special Air Service both to train soldiers and fight against the Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman (PFLOAG) guerrillas for the hearts and minds of the Omani people.

A nine-man SAS team held off 200-300 Adoo fighters, killing 80. The team lost 3 men during the operation, including Talaiasi Labalaba - whose inhuman and heroic actions have cemented his place in UKSF folklore.

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