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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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 05, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet activities in Syria

    Report on Syrian politics following the coup by Husni al-Za'im at the end of March.

  • May 07, 1949

    Untitled report on the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties

    Plans for a joint meeting of the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties at the end of May.

  • May 11, 1949

    Untitled report on a Communist conference in Beirut

    Confirmation of a conference to be held jointly by the Syrian and Lebanese Communist Parties.

  • May 11, 1949

    Kurdish Activities in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer describes Ṣalaḥ al-Dīn al-Ḥaj's visit to Beirut from Damascus, his meeting at the Russian Legation with Mr. Pisrenko and his involvement with the Kurdish party and independence movement in Syria.

  • May 16, 1949

    Syrian Communist Declaration

    The Journalist Informer reproduces a declaration from the Syrian Communist party.

  • May 18, 1949

    Support for Libya’s Revolution

    Report on a statement issued by the Committee for the Defense of the Independence of Tripoli and a statement being prepared by the Communist Parties of Syria and Lebanon regarding the Libyan revolution.

  • May 24, 1949

    Suspending Newspapers in Syria

    The Syrian government suspends several newspapers, including the Journalist Informer's. The Journalist Informer learns of a protest against the government because of the suspension.

  • 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 03, 1949

    Armenian Communist Activities

    Report regarding the efforts of the secretary of the Russian Legation in Lebanon to bring young communist Armenians in Syria and Lebanon back to Armenia.

  • 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 10, 1949

    Communist Meeting

    Report on a Lebanese Communist Party meeting in Tripoli addressing the issue of organizing a channel of communication with Syria.

  • June 11, 1949

    Syrian Jews

    Report on meetings of Syrian Jews at Muyas Ḥazān's home on Rue Ḥamrā'.

  • June 13, 1949

    French Activities in Lebanon

    Report on the movements of two Frenchmen, Georges Lito and Amadou Clement, while they were in Beirut.

  • June 15, 1949

    Syrian Opposition in Lebanon

    Regarding the identity and movements of a member of a Syrian opposition group which worked in collaboration with members of the previous government.

  • June 15, 1949

    Jewish Activities in Lebanon

    Report regarding how the changes in the Syrian government have affected the Jewish smuggling ring in Lebanon.

  • June 16, 1949

    Syrian Intelligence Services

    The Journalist informer identifies two Syrian journalists as Syrian intelligence agents.

  • June 16, 1949

    Anṭūn Sa'ādah's [Anton Saadeh's] Movements

    Report regarding the movements of Anṭūn Sa'ādah in Syria and Lebanon during January 1949.

  • June 17, 1949

    Untitled report on the Turkish Legation in Syria

    The Turkish government is very interested in events in Syria.