MUSCAT & OMAN: To the Hills

Britain's 30-day war in the Oman desert sputtered to an end last week with the destruction of the last remaining mud-walled rebel forts, and the flight into the mountains of the rebel Imam of Oman himself, his rascally brother Talib and their only remaining ally of any note, one Sheikh Suleiman bin Himyar, who styles himself "Lord of the Green Mountains." The rest of the Imam's tatterdemalion forces fled off to fend for themselves. Total casualties among the forces of the British and the Sultan of Muscat and Oman since the counteroffensive began: one dead, three wounded, seven cases...

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