Title: SAS: Operation Storm – Secret War in the Middle East
Author: Jeapes, Tony
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2005
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 264 pages
• First hand account of the SAS’s secret campaign war in the Middle East
• A revelatory insight into an elite British special forces unit
• Gripping narrative detailing a perfect counter-insurgency campaign
In 1970 the SAS were called in to support the Sultan of Oman’s armed forces in their fierce campaign against a communist armed insurrection. This was first and last a war about people. The task in hand was not to obliterate the enemy but to persuade them to join the government’s side and at the same time win the support of the civilians of the Jebel Dhofar.
This is the gripping story of the part played in the conflict by squadrons of the 22nd Special Air Service Regiment, the first full SAS squadron in the region. Written by the man who commanded that unit and who successfully raised the first bands of Dhofari irregulars to fight for the Sultan, SAS: Operation Storm provides a unique and personal insight into what was to become one of the most successful counter-insurgency campaigns of the 20th century.