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|President of Syria|
18 November 1970 –12 March 1971
|Preceded by||Nureddin al-Atassi|
|Succeeded by||Hafez al-Assad|
|Speaker of the People's Council|
22 February 1971 –26 December 1971
|Preceded by||Mansur al-Atrash (was parliament chairman in 1966)|
|Succeeded by||Fahmi al-Yusufi|
|Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch|
13 November 1970 –15 April 1975
|Died||1982 (aged 48–49)|
|Political party||Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party|
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