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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1949

    British Policy in Syria

    Britain supports Syrian opposition parties--Hizb al-Shaab and the Baath Party.

  • February 01, 1949

    From a Report by France's Minister Plenipotentiary in Damascus to Beirut and Egypt

    While, after 1945, Syria greatly favored the British Government, recent events in Palestine and Arab countries have changed Syria's outlook, and France decides to change its policy toward Syria and Lebanon.

  • February 03, 1949

    Telegram from Husni al Za’eem

    Short telegram from Ḥusnī al-Za'īm thanking Farid Chehab.

  • March 20, 1949

    Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian Meeting

    Short summary of a meeting between Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī and Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian officers in Dera’a in order to discuss a mutual exchange of information and ideas between the three countries.

  • 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 22, 1949

    al-Nida National Party in Lebanon

    Short document on the effects of the Syrian coup, a meeting of al-'Nida National Party and a meeting of the Iraqi Freedom Party in Beirut.

  • April 22, 1949

    Untitled report on Ḥusnī Za’īm’s visit to Egypt

    Account of Ḥusnī Za’īm's trip to Egypt, rumors of an influx of arms to Djebel al-Druze

  • April 23, 1949

    Syrian-Lebanese Relations

    Short document describing the activities of a Syrian Army official- in Beirut, where he delivered goods to Lebanon on behalf of the Syrian Army.

  • April 23, 1949

    Activities of Ḥusnī Za’īm's (Husni Za'eem) Group

    Short document describing activities of the Za’īm government, including communication with Beirut and Za’īm's consultation with an advisor.

  • April 25, 1949

    Lebanese Recognition of Ḥusnī al-Za’īm (Husni al-Za'eem)

    Short document noting the Lebanese and former Syrian government's recognition of the Za’īm government.

  • April 27, 1949

    Untitled report on the Muslim Brotherhood

    Report on the Muslim Brotherhood's activities.

  • 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.

  • April 28, 1949

    Untitled report on Jewish activities in Lebanon

    Report on Syrian smuggler working to transport Syrian Jews into Palestine.

  • April 28, 1949

    Syrian Activities in Lebanon

    Short document discussing Mamdūḥ al-Maydānī's resumption of surveillance of Syrian movements hostile to Ḥusnī al-Za’īm and studying the communists.

  • April 28, 1949

    Jordanian Activities in Lebanon

    The mayor of Amman visits Beirut in order to discuss the situation in Syria.

  • April 30, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet-Syrian Relations

    Developments in Syria and with the Syrian government's relations with the Soviet Union.

  • April 30, 1949

    The Parti Populaire and Communism

    Document describing a letter sent from Anṭūn Sa’ādah to Ḥusnī al-Za’īm with information on Communist activities.

  • April 30, 1949

    Syrian Activities in Lebanon

    Document describing Mamdūḥ Maydānī's activities in Beirut.

  • May 02, 1949

    The Islamic Conference in Lahore

    Short document with a list of Syrian and Lebanese invitees to the Islamic Conference in Lahore.

  • May 03, 1949

    Kurdish Activities in Syria

    Document regarding Kurdish activities including in northern Syria, a Kurdish magazine in Paris, and activities of the Kurdish party in Beirut.