Colonel Ziad al-Atasi with Abdul Karim al-Nehlawi - 1955

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Image Source: Bassel al-Atasi Archive

Colonel Ziad al-Atasi (third from left) was one of the officers who toppled Adib al-Shishakli in February 1954. In 1955, he was serving as director of Military Transportation Establishment. Nehlawi (first from right) went on to launch the coup of 1963 that brought down the United Arab Republic (UAR).