The First Emirates-Yemen War was a conflict in the 1960s between South Yemen and the United Emirates.


Ever since both countries achieved independence there had been no clear demarcation of the Yemeni-Emirates border. Each country had clear objectives and was unwilling to compromise. By October 1968 the countries were arming and on November 21, 1968 South Yemen forces invaded the Emirates. They advanced quickly until reaching Salalah in December 11, which they beseiged for two months. In early January 27,000 Emirates soldiers arrived to relieve Salalah and after long and fierce fighting it was relieved on February 2. Soon the Yemenis were on the retreat and at the border they agreed to a truce. No definitive agreements were made and there was no peace treaty; the resulting friction led to the second war between both countries in the 1970s.ffj21:22, January 21, 2013 (UTC)21:22, January 21, 2013 (UTC)~~

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