FLOSYFront for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen
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prior to independence, the situation in Aden and the Protectorates was increasingly dominated by a war between the two main guerrilla groups, FLOSY backed by the Egyptians, and the more independent, increasingly radical and 'Marxist-Leninist' NLF.
In what must count as a serious warning to the political leaders of the Yemen, and their opponents, the presidential adviser and former leader of FLOSY, the pro-Egyptian nationalist movement against the British in Aden, Mohammad Basendwah, has declared that the country is now in the most serious crisis he has ever seen -- and he is a man who has seen a protracted war in the north in the 1960s, years of guerrilla war against the British in the south, two wars between independent Yemeni states and the inter-Yemeni civil war of 1994.
While republicans focused on winning the war in North Yemen, the leftists supported by Egypt, split away from the Nationalist Front and formed a Liberation Front focusing their efforts in Aden; this evolved into Front for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen (FLOSY).
Clandestine contacts were made between FLOSY and the Soviet Union via the Sudanese Communist Party.
Another example worthy of study is the insurgency supported by Nasser of the Front for the Liberation of South Yemen (FLOSY), a means by which British forces could be diverted to subduing their own war in South Yemen, that would lead to the only communist nation in the Arab World.