Category:Jebel Akhdar Campaign

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The Jebel Akhdar campaign, culminating in 1959, was a counterinsurgency campaign fought by British and Omani forces.[1]

According to Peter de la Billière, the campaign was a turning point in the history of the SAS:

We had shown that we were a flexible force capable of adapting quickly to new conditions. We had demonstrated that a small number of men could be flown into a trouble spot rapidly and discreetly, and operate in a remote area without publicity - a capability much valued by the Conservative government of the day.[2]


  1. Jonathan Colman, Shattering Myths about British Counterinsurgency, H-Diplo, June 2002.
  2. Peter de la Billière, Looking for Trouble: SAS to Gulf Command - The Autobiography, Harper Collins, 1994, pp.150-151.

Pages in category "Jebel Akhdar Campaign"

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