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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.

  • June 02, 1949

    Untitled report on Syrian military movements

    Report on Syrian military defense maneuvers on the Syria-Lebanon border and Israeli attempts to acquire intelligence on these maneuvers.

  • June 17, 1949

    Iraq and Syria

    The Journalist Informer provides information on the movements of Iraqi and Syrian troops.

  • June 23, 1949

    Syrian Movement in Lebanon

    Report on a Syrian air colonel/intelligence officer's movements in Beirut; his contacts with the Russian and Yugoslav legations.

  • July 14, 1949

    German Officer in Lebanon

    Report on a German pilot in the Syrian army, his visit to Beirut and Russian interest in Germans working for the Syrian Army.

  • July 22, 1949

    Jordanian Movements in Lebanon

    Report on the movements of Artīn Ṣārūf [from context probably a Jordanian agent] in Beirut, a meeting between Ṣārūf and a pilot in the Syrian army.

  • 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.

  • 1952

    Untitled report on relations between Syria and Lebanon

    Syria briefly reopens its border with Lebanon, and Chehab delivers an extensive report on developments in Syrian-Lebanese relations.

  • December 22, 1952

    The Situation in Syria

    The Syrian Army faces a dangerous situation, including a rising movement to stage a military-political coup.

  • June 09, 1954

    Confirmed Information regarding the Position of the Syrian Army and the Latest Serious Situation in Syria

    Update on the status of the Syrian Army, including jeopardization by government feuds, possible Army intervention, and a report from Aleppo's Chief of Police.

  • October 08, 1955

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Syria

    Soviet aid to Damascus will surpass a recent arms deal and will include armed volunteer soldiers.

  • November 26, 1956

    Untitled report about the Baath Party

    The Baath Party gains strength in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon in its objective to fight colonialism, preserve the current Syrian regime, oppose the Baghdad Pact, and achieve other goals.

  • January 04, 1957

    Untitled report on a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    During a visit to Jordan, Chehab learns of Arab military developments, including the activity of Syrian, Egyptian, and Palestinian soldiers, as well as King Hussein's policies regarding al-Nabulsi and King Saud.

  • September 01, 1957

    Repercussions from America's Position regarding Syria and the Arab countries

    America sends warships into Syrian territorial waters, and regional powers calibrate their postures.