Defense Minister Rifaat Khankan with Chief-of-Staff Anwar Bannud - 1951

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Rifaat Khankan stands in the middle next to General Bannud (right). Both were among the most powerful officers in Syria during the era of both Presidents Fawzi Selu and Adib al-Shishakli (1951-1954).