Ahmad al-Khatib

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Ahmad al-Khatib
أحمد الخطيب
Ahmad al-Khatib, the interim head of state who ruled Syria for four months from November 1970 to March 1971.png
President of Syria
In office
18 November 1970 12 March 1971
Preceded by Nureddin al-Atassi
Succeeded by Hafez al-Assad
Speaker of the People's Council
In office
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
In office
13 November 1970 15 April 1975
Personal details
Swaida, Syria
Died1982 (aged 4849)
Damascus, Syria
Political party Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party

Ahmad Hasan al-Khatib (Arabic : أحمد حسن الخطيب) (1933–1982) was a Syrian politician. He was a ceremonial head of state of Syria, appointed by Hafez al-Assad to replace the ousted president Nureddin al-Atassi. Ahmad al-Khatib was a civilian member of the ruling Ba'ath party and served as president for only four months. His position was subsequently filled by Assad. He then became the speaker of the Syrian parliament. He died in Damascus, Syria in 1982. He had many siblings, one of them was Najwa al-Khatib, the wife of Abdulmajid Mansour, a very important doctor in the Syrian army who died in 2007.

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