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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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 21, 1949

    Ḥusnī al-Za’īm (Husni al Za’eem) and Lebanon

    Short document regarding Husni Za'eem's visit to Lebanon.

  • 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

    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 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 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.

  • May 02, 1949

    Syrian Activities in Lebanon

    Document describing Mamdūḥ Maydānī's activities in Beirut.

  • May 03, 1949

    Ra'īf al-Khūrī's (Ra'eef al-Khoury) Activities

    Document describing Ra'īf al-Khūrī's activities particularly regarding the International Peace Conference.

  • 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 09, 1949

    Syrian Movement in Egypt

    The Journalist Informer writes that Mamdūḥ Maydānī left for Cairo to carry out surveillance on several Egyptian organizations opposed to the Za'īm government.

  • May 28, 1949

    Communist Moves against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm (Husni al Za'eem)

    The Journalist Informer reports that Lebanese Communists in Haifa have begun to coordinate with Khālid Bakdāsh and his allies in Haifa in order to discuss taking shared actions against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm and his government.

  • 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 08, 1949

    Jordanian Activities in Lebanon

    A report on Jordanian activities in Beirut, efforts by Glubb Pacha to gather information on the regime of Ḥusnī Za’īm.

  • June 18, 1949

    Croatian Movements

    Information on the activities of proponents of Croatian independence whilst in Syria.

  • June 29, 1949

    Movement Against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm [Husni al-Za'eem]

    The Journalist Informer learns that the former Syrian Defense Minister is going to Italy and of operations which have been planned against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm.

  • June 30, 1949

    Coup d’Etat against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm

    The Journalist Informer reports that many Palestinians believe that the Za'īm regime won't last much longer; he meets with a source who confirms that there is activity in Syria related to a coup against Za'īm.

  • July 01, 1949

    Iraqi Movements against Syria

    The Journalist Informer learns of Iraqi actions against Ḥusnī al-Za'īm.

  • July 01, 1949

    Maronite Patriarch and Husni al Za’eem

    Report regarding plans for a security detail for the Maronite Patriarch during his visit to Syria, provided by Ḥusnī al-Za'īm.

  • 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.