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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 1951

    Kurdish Parties and Societies

    Document describes several Kurdish political parties including the Kurdish communists. Describes their political goals, their leadership, and their influence.

  • 1951

    Kurdish Groupings

    Describes the political alliances of various Kurdish groups, with information on the left-wing alliance between the Kurdish communist party and other major Kurdish parties.

  • 1951

    The Kurds and the Russians

    Document describes the development of the Kurdish nationalist movement in northern Syria and its links to the Soviet Union and Communist Party.

  • 1951

    Report about the Party in Damascus

    Report on a meeting with a Parti Populaire official regarding Parti Populaire Syrien activities in Syria, the location of George abd al-Masih and a plan to assassinate the Lebanese president [possibly referring to the assassination of Riyāḍ al-Ṣulḥ] and Fuad Chehab.

  • 1951

    Riyad al Solh and Reconciliation with the Parti Populaire Syrien

    Report on Riyāḍ al-Ṣulḥ's attempts to reconcile with the Parti Populaire Syrien in the aftermath of the execution of Anṭūn Sa'ādah.

  • 1951

    Report about Members of the Parti Populaire

    Report on the whereabouts and activities of Parti Populaire Syrien.

  • January 01, 1951

    Pacifists in Lebanon

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

  • 1951

    Networks Acting for the Russians

    The locations of Russian centers and agents conducting popular activities and their strategies for propaganda. The iems the Russian Commission is tracking are also broached, including military munition in Beirut and the Syrian Republic.

  • January 22, 1951

    The Communists Throw a Bomb at the British Consulate in Aleppo

    Report on a bombing by a communist at the British Consulate in Aleppo.

  • January 28, 1951

    The Bomb Thrown at the British Consulate in Aleppo and the Communists' Activities

    Report on the investigation of a bombing at the British Consulate in Aleppo.

  • February 01, 1951

    News about Turkey: Turkish Missions

    Three Turkish missions will visit Syria in February to study Syrian history, culture, and social development. As well, Turkey has asked the U.S. to send troops to protect Syria and Lebanon.

  • March 30, 1951

    Communist Activity in Aleppo and Northern Syria

    Communist organizations work to form "Peace Supporters" groups and conduct propaganda campaigns against American involvement in the region.

  • July, 1951

    Untitled report on Communist activities in Syria

    An Iraqi communist visits Beirut and Damascus, and several meetings are convened regarding Soviet engagement, including a meeting a democratic lawyers and Democratic Youth Conferences.

  • August 01, 1951

    Report about a Member of the Parti Populaire Syrien

    Report about the activities of a prominent member of the Parti Populaire Syrien (SSNP) during a trip to Damascus.

  • October 29, 1951

    Activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Lebanon

    Describes the Muslim Brotherhood's decision to found a branch of the Brotherhood in Lebanon, and the involvement of Sa'id Ramadan in the decision and its implementation.

  • December 14, 1951

    Iraqi Activities in Lebanon

    Short document describing a meeting between an Iraqi Commissioner and Lebanese deputies in order to discuss a trade agreement in the aftermath of the Shishakli coup in Syria.