The helicopters had to deploy from Oman and fly hundreds of miles to get to the target.
They “hook up” in a manner that makes the casual sex of the 1960s seem like an arranged marriage in Oman.
It has close ties to China and Saudi Arabia and troops deployed to back up monarchies like Bahrain and Oman.
coastal nation in Arabia, supposedly named for its founder. Recorded from Roman times (Omana, in Pliny). Related: Omani.
Kingdom on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula on the Arabian Sea, bordered to the northwest by the United Arab Emirates, the west by Saudi Arabia, and the southwest by Yemen. Oman includes a tip of land on one side of the Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.
Note: Strategically located on trading and military routes between the Persian Gulf and Asia and east Africa, Oman has been occupied by the Portuguese, the Turks, and the Persians; since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has maintained close relations with Britain.
Note: Oman began exporting oil in 1967.