Adham Khanjar

Adham Khanjar

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Adham Khanjar is a Lebanese Shia rebel who participated in an attempt to assassinate General Gouraud, the French High Commissioner in Syria and Lebanon. Khanjar joined a guerrilla band led by famous Syrian rebel Ahmed Mreywed. And on 23 June 1921, the band ambushed the car of General Henri Gouraud, the French High Commissioner in Syria and Lebanon, on its way from Damascus to Quneitra. The general survived the attempt, but Commandant Branet was killed, and the governor of Damscus was wounded in the attack. After the failed attempt, the band members fled to Transjordan. The military chauffeur was not killed, and succeeded in driving the car away from the Arab ambush-even with his tires shot, saving the day (he became a local bus driver after his military service in Roanne, France).show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136628279
  • 9786136628271