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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • July 01, 1949

    Smuggling Jews out of Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer meets with Jack Franco to discuss the smuggling of Syrian Jews from Beirut to Palestine.

  • 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 07, 1949

    Polish Movements in Lebanon

    The Journalist Informer discusses Polish-Syrian foreign relations, staff changes at the Yugoslav legation.

  • July 09, 1949

    Anṭūn Sa'ādah [Anton Saadeh]

    Report on the informant who told the Lebanese Sûreté about the location of Anṭūn Sa'ādah.

  • July 09, 1949

    Anṭūn Sa'ādah [Anton Saadeh]

    The Journalist Informer reports on recent rumors about Anṭūn Sa'ādah including popular criticism of the government's handling of the Sa'ādah case.

  • July 14, 1949

    Jordanian-Syrian Intelligence Services

    Report on an agent who works for both the Syrian and Jordanian intelligence services.

  • 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 15, 1949

    Rāshīd A'ālī al-Kīlānī [Rachid Ali al Kilani]

    Report on Rashid al-Kilani's secret visit to Syria to call to reinforce the movement against the Iraqi government, a visit by Jordanian agents to the Journalist Informer.

  • July 15, 1949

    The Kurds’ Activities

    Report on the activities of the Kurds who are cooperating with the Russians and a Kurdish Conference held in the Jazeera region in early July.

  • July 16, 1949

    Rāshīd 'Aālī al-Kīlānī [Rachid Ali al Kilani]

    Report on Rāshīd 'Aālī al-Kīlānī's recent activities as a double agent.

  • July 20, 1949

    George 'Abd al-Masīḥ [George Abdel Maseeh]

    The Journalist informer gets confirmation that the new leader of the nationalists (PPS) is George 'Abd al-Masīḥ.

  • July 22, 1949

    Russia and the Kurds

    A group of Kurds visit the Russian legation in order to discuss the current situation in the Jazeera region of Syria.

  • July 22, 1949

    Jordanian Movements in Lebanon

    The journalist informer meets with a Jordanian agent and learns about anti-communist books [illegible, poss. purchased] in Iraq, a leaflet against Husni Za'eem which was published in Damascus in July, and communications between the Kurds of the Jazeera region and the Russian legation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • July 26, 1949

    Untitled report on Soviet commercial activities in Lebanon and Syria

    Short document on Russian efforts to obtain information on the economic situation in Syria and Lebanon, Soviet attempts sign a trade agreement with Syria.

  • July 29, 1949

    Untitled report on Yugoslav activities in Lebanon

    Orders from the Yugoslav government send Said Abdulla Kamala to Belgrade, and Yugoslavian refugees in Syria and Lebanon seek pardons.

  • July 29, 1949

    Activities of a Jewish Company in Lebanon

    Report regarding a deal between the founders of a Jewish engineering company and a Russian engineer, details of meetings between the founders and the engineer while in Damascus.

  • August 01, 1949

    Jordanian Intelligence Services

    Report on the activities 2 Jordanian agents under Jordanian military leadership concerned with Syria and Lebanon.