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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1950

    The Communist Party and the Kurds

    Information on the relationship between Syrian communist party and the Kurdish communist party, which according to CP communications is seen as a branch of the Syrian communist party.

  • 1950

    Distribution of the Kurdish People

    Demographic report on the Kurds in Syria, Iraq and Turkey.

  • 1950

    Farajallāh al-Halū [Farajallah al-Helou]

    Short biography of Syrian Communist leader Farajallāh al-Halū.

  • 1950

    Communist Activities in Aleppo and al Jazeera

    Report on joint Communist and Kurdish activities and Kurdish leadership in al-Jazeera.

  • 1950

    Kurdish Activists

    A list of Kurdish activists including their whereabouts and activities.

  • 1950

    Kurdish Communist Activities

    A list of the Kurdish organizations involved in Communism, names of Kurdish communists and numbers of Kurds in the Communist Party in the Jazeera region.

  • 1950

    List of Parti Populaire Members

    List of members of the PPS.

  • 1950

    Untitled report on the objectives of the Communist Party

    Account of the major and tactical goals of the Communist Party, as well as a calendar of protests and recent modifications in strategy and objectives.

  • February 01, 1950

    Ongoing Activities to Cement the Syrian-Iraqi Union

    Movement toward a Syrian-Iraqi union surge, including convening a secret conference in Baghdad and other private meetings.

  • March 05, 1950

    Communist Declaration in Aleppo

    Declaration celebrating the worker and condemning Anglo-American colonialism, published on the anniversary of the release of the Communist Manifesto.

  • June 01, 1950

    The Baath Party Conference

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

  • July 01, 1950

    Parti Populaire Activities in Aleppo

    Report on attempts by the head of the PPS in Aleppo to recruit workers, peasants and farmers in Aleppo and Northern Syria, PPS activities in centers of education, public opinion on the PPS in Aleppo, PPS expansion into other cities in Northern Syria.

  • July 01, 1950

    'Aflaq in Aleppo

    Short report on Michel Aflaq's visit to Aleppo.

  • August 08, 1950

    Activities of the Syrian Intelligence Services

    Short report regarding the relationship between the former head of the Deuxième Bureau [Syrian intelligence] and officers in the Lebanese Army.

  • August 16, 1950

    Untitled report on a British-American-Lebanese effort to combat communism

    Information on secret communications between American, British and Arab ministers to establish a section to combat communism in Lebanon and the Levant.

  • September, 1950

    Communist Activity

    Communist parties liquidate several leaders in Syria and Lebanon, students from Lebanon contact the Security Council to call for intervention, and Lebanese and Syrian leaders follow suit.

  • October 13, 1950

    Plot to Assassinate al-Shishaklī [al Shishakli]

    Report on Syrian activities in Lebanon, including a plot to assassinate Adīb al-Shishaklī.

  • October 20, 1950

    Syrian Political Bureau in Lebanon

    Report on the formation of a Syrian political office in Lebanon by Shishaklī and his colleagues.

  • October 22, 1950

    Severing of Relations between Syria and Lebanon

    Syria and Lebanon sever relations, and a movement grows in Tripoli against separation from Syria.

  • 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.