Oman/1970 coup d'état

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Event.png Oman/1970 coup d'état (coup) Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Date23 July 1970
LocationSalalah,  Oman
PerpetratorsQaboos bin Said, Brigadier John Graham, Hugh Oldman


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