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Amin Al-Hafiz
Amin al-Hafiz
Amin al-Hafiz
(or Hafez; 12 November 1921[1]– 17 December 2009)[2] (Arabic: أمين الحافظ‎) was a Syrian politician, General and member of the Ba'ath Party
Ba'ath Party
who served as the President of Syria from 27 July 1963 to 23 February 1966.Contents1 Career1.1 Early life 1.2 Rise to power1.2.1 Eli Cohen
Eli Cohen
affair1.3 Downfall2 Exile and return 3 ReferencesCareer[edit] Early life[edit] Al-Hafiz was born in the city of Aleppo. His first main political role was in 1958, as a Brigadier
Brigadier
and leader of a Syrian Army delegation that visited Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Egyptian president. The two states duly merged into one United Arab Republic in February that year, and al-Hafiz was posted to Cairo
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Military Attaché
A military attaché is a military expert who is attached to a diplomatic mission (an attaché). This post is normally filled by a high-ranking military officer who retains the commission while serving in an embassy. Opportunities sometimes arise for service in the field with military forces of another state.Contents1 History 2 See also 3 Notes and references 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] An early example was General Edward Stopford Claremont, the first British military attaché (at first described as "military commissioner"), who served in Paris for 25 years from 1856 to 1881. Though based in the embassy, he was attached to the French army command during the Crimean War
Crimean War
and later campaigns. The functions of a military attaché are illustrated by the American military attachés in Japan around the time of the Russo-Japanese war of 1904–1905
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National Council Of The Revolutionary Command
The National Council for the Revolutionary Command (NCRC) is the twenty-man council set up to rule Syria
Syria
after the 1963 Syrian coup d'état. The NCRC was composed of 12 Ba'athists and eight Nasserists and Independents. Its exact membership was initially secret for some months. Though some civilians were admitted to the council, it was dominated by military officers.[1] References[edit]^ Patrick Seale (1990). Asad of Syria: The Struggle for the Middle East. University of California Press. pp. 78–9. ISBN 978-0-520-06976-3. Retrieved 30 March 2013. This Syria-related article is a stub
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Brigadier
Brigadier
Brigadier
/brɪɡəˈdɪər/ is a military rank, the seniority of which depends on the country. In some countries, it is a senior rank above colonel, equivalent to a brigadier general, typically commanding a brigade of several thousand soldiers. In other countries, it is a non-commissioned rank (e.g
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United Arab Republic
The United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic
(UAR; Arabic: الجمهورية العربية المتحدة‎ al-Jumhūrīyah al-'Arabīyah al-Muttaḥidah) was a state, and between 1958 and 1961, a short-lived political union of Egypt
Egypt
and Syria. The union began in 1958 and existed until 1961, when Syria
Syria
seceded from the union after the 1961 Syrian coup d'état. In 1971 the UAR was renamed the Arab Republic of Egypt. The president was Gamal Abdel Nasser
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Argentina
Coordinates: 34°S 64°W / 34°S 64°W / -34; -64Argentine Republic[A] República Argentina  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "En unión y libertad" ("In Unity and Freedom")Anthem: Himno Nacional Argentino ("Argentine National Anthem")Sol de Mayo[2] (Sun of May)Location of  Argentina  (dark green) in South America  (grey)Capital and largest city Buenos Aires 34°36′S 58°23′W / 34.600°S 58.383°W / -34.600; -58.383Official languages NoneNational language Spanish[a]Regional languagesGuarani in Corrientes;[3] Qom, Mocoví and Wichí in Chaco[4]Religion77.1% Roman Catholicism 10.8% Protestant 10.1% Non-religious 2.6% Other[5]DemonymArgentine Argentinian Argentinean (uncommon)Government Federal presidential constitutional republic• PresidentMauricio Macri•
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Alawite
The Alawis, also rendered as Alawites
Alawites
(Arabic: علوية‎ Alawiyyah/Alawīyah), are a syncretic sect of the Twelver
Twelver
branch of Shia Islam, primarily centered in Syria. The eponymously named Alawites
Alawites
revere Ali
Ali
( Ali
Ali
ibn Abi Talib), considered the first Imam of the Twelver
Twelver
school. However, they are generally considered to be Ghulat
Ghulat
by most other sects of Shia Islam.[citation needed] The sect is believed to have been founded by Ibn Nusayr
Ibn Nusayr
during the 9th century, and fully established as a religion
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Cairo
Cairo
Cairo
(/ˈkaɪroʊ/ KYE-roh; Arabic: القاهرة‎ Al-Qāhirah,  pronunciation (help·info)) is the capital city of Egypt. The city's metropolitan area is the largest in the Middle East
Middle East
and the Arab world, and the 15th-largest in the world, and is associated with ancient Egypt, as the famous Giza pyramid complex
Giza pyramid complex
and the ancient city of Memphis are located in its geographical area. Located near the Nile Delta,[3][4] modern Cairo
Cairo
was founded in 969 CE by the Fatimid dynasty, but the land composing the present-day city was the site of ancient national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo
Cairo
has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life, and is titled "the city of a thousand minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture
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1964 Arab League Summit (Cairo)
The 1964 Arab League
Arab League
summit was the first summit of the Arab League, held in Cairo, Egypt, on 13–16 January 1964 and attended by all thirteen of the then member states:[1] United Arab Republic
United Arab Republic

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Pan-Arab
Pan-Arabism
Pan-Arabism
or Arabism is an ideology espousing the unification of the countries of North Africa and West Asia from the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the Arabian Sea, referred to as the Arab world. It is closely connected to Arab nationalism, which asserts that the Arabs
Arabs
constitute a single nation
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General Of The Army
General
General
of the Army
Army
(GA)[1] is a military rank used (primarily in the United States of
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Socialist
Socialism
Socialism
is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership and democratic control of the means of production[10] as well as the political theories and movements associated with them.[11] Social ownership
Social ownership
may refer to forms of public, collective or cooperative ownership, or to citizen ownership of equity.[12] There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them,[13] though social ownership is the common element shared by its various forms.[5][14][15] Socialist
Socialist
economic systems can be divided into non-market and market forms.[16] Non-market socialism involves the substitution of factor markets and money, with engineering and technical criteria, based on calculation performed in-kind, thereby producing an economic mechanism that functions according to different economic laws from those of capitalism
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Eastern Bloc
The Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
was the group of socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe, generally the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and the countries of the
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Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
(/ˌbweɪnəs ˈɛəriːz/ or /-ˈaɪrɪs/;[5] Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbwenos ˈaiɾes])[6] is the capital and most populous city of Argentina. The city is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the South American continent's southeastern coast
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Lebanese People
Islam
Islam
(59.5%):2 (Shia,3 Sunni,3 Alawites, Ismailis, progressive Muslims[28] and Druze)4 Christianity
Christianity
(40.5%):1 (Maronite, Greek Orthodox, Melkite and Protestant)Related ethnic groupsOther Semitic-speaking peoples# Lebanese Christians of all denominations constitute the majority of all Lebanese worldwide, but represent only a large minority within Lebanon.Lebanese Muslims of all denominations represent a majority within Lebanon, but add up to only a large minority of all Lebanese worldwide. Shias and Sunnis account for 54% of Lebanon's population together, even split in half (27%). In Lebanon, the Druze
Druze
quasi-Muslim sect is officially categorized as a Muslim denomination by the Lebanese government.This article contains Arabic
Arabic
text
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Mossad
Coordinates: 32°08′44″N 34°50′40″E / 32.145494°N 34.844344°E / 32.145494; 34.844344 Mossad
Mossad
(Hebrew: הַמוֹסָד‬, IPA: [ha moˈsad]; Arabic: الموساد‎, al-Mōsād, IPA: [almoːˈsaːd]; literally meaning "the Institute"), short for Ha Mossad
Mossad
leModiʿin uleTafkidim Meyuḥadim (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים‬, meaning "Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations"), is the national intelligence agency of Israel. It is one of the main entities in the Israeli Intelligence Community, along with Aman (military intelligence) and Shin Bet
Shin Bet
(internal security). Mossad
Mossad
is responsible for intelligence collection, covert operations, and counterterrorism
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