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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • August 21, 1948

    Report from the Republic of Syria, Army and Military Forces' General Command, Deuxième Bureau

    Account of recent findings, including Syrian opposition activities, the discovery of Jehovah's Witnesses, and an attempted rebellion in Jordan.

  • October 18, 1948

    Report by the Military Intelligence

    Syrian Intelligence report on Palestinian agents of King 'Abd Allāh and the Greater Syria Project, including three men who came to Damascus to carry out secret operations on behalf of the project.

  • April 20, 1949

    Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī [Mamdouh al-Maydani] / Syrian Activities in Lebanon

    Discusses Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī’s return to Damascus, where he meets with Ḥusnī al-Za'īm.

  • April 27, 1949

    The Parti Populaire Syrien

    Short document regarding the preparation of the Parti Populaire Syrien in Syria for Anṭūn S’aādah's visit to Damascus.

  • May 05, 1949

    Syrian movements in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer writes that Mamdūḥ Maydānī returned to Damascus on the orders of Ḥusnī Za'īm. Maydānī wanted to return to Beirut to continue and increase surveillance of Syrians and Communists in the city.

  • May 18, 1949

    Support for Libya’s Revolution

    Report on a statement issued by the Committee for the Defense of the Independence of Tripoli and a statement being prepared by the Communist Parties of Syria and Lebanon regarding the Libyan revolution.

  • June 07, 1949

    Untitled report regarding a trip to Damascus

    The Journalist Informer's report on his meeting with Ḥusnī al-Za'īm, the Za'īm regime and security apparatus, Syrian-Lebanese relations and Za'īm's attitude towards Riyaḍ al-Sulḥ.

  • June 18, 1949

    Anṭūn Sa’ādah (Anton Saadeh)

    The Journalist Informer confirms a rumor that Anṭūn Sa’ādah was in Damascus.

  • June 23, 1949

    Yugoslav-Croatian Movements

    Information on Yugoslav and Croatian activities against the Tito government in Syria and Lebanon

  • June 29, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Lebanon

    The Soviets are monitoring Germans arriving from Damascus to Beirut.

  • July 09, 1949

    Anṭūn Sa'ādah [Anton Saadeh]

    Report on the informant who told the Lebanese Sûreté about the location of Anṭūn Sa'ādah.

  • July 22, 1949

    Jordanian Movements in Lebanon

    The journalist informer meets with a Jordanian agent and learns about anti-communist books [illegible, poss. purchased] in Iraq, a leaflet against Husni Za'eem which was published in Damascus in July, and communications between the Kurds of the Jazeera region and the Russian legation.

  • July 25, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet interests in Syria

    A meeting with the director of the Soviet News Agency reveals several items of Russian interest, including the American position in Syria, shipments of military ammunitions to Damascus, and a Syrian and Lebanese plan to fight communism.

  • July 25, 1949

    A Syrian Delegation Congratulates Ḥusnī al-Za'īm [Husni al Za'eem]

    Report on a delegation representing Syrians living in Beirut who came to Damascus to meet with Ḥusnī al-Za'īm.

  • July 29, 1949

    Activities of a Jewish Company in Lebanon

    Report regarding a deal between the founders of a Jewish engineering company and a Russian engineer, details of meetings between the founders and the engineer while in Damascus.

  • August 05, 1949

    Untitled report on land purchases for the Jews

    Short document on Jewish businessmen purchasing real estate shares in the Douma-Damascus area.

  • August 09, 1949

    Attack Against the Jews in Damascus

    Report on an attack against Jewish people in Damascus by Palestinian terrorists, a request for help from the Syrian Jews to the American Legation in Beirut.

  • June 01, 1950

    The Baath Party Conference

    Report on a conference of the Ba'ath party held in Damascus, with a list of attendees.

  • November 05, 1950

    Untitled report on Communist activities in Aleppo

    The police arrest communists in Aleppo, a demonstration of 400 women breaks out, and the government is contacted regarding the release of prisoners. Chehab also gets word that the ministry of Nazim Al-Quds will be resigning.

  • January 01, 1951

    Pacifists in Lebanon

    Report on an invitation for Pacifists from Damascus to come to Beirut, an upcoming Pacifists' meeting in Damascus.