President Husni al-Zaim with his top officers in April 1949

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From left to right: Army Commander Abdullah Atfeh, President Husni al-Zaim, an Egyptian officer, Alam al-Din al-Qawwas, and Sami al-Hinnawi, who four months later, was to topple and kill Husni al-Zaim when he launched a military coup on August 14, 1949.