Abdul Rahman Shahbandar

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Shahbandar, Abdul Rahman


Born 1886; died July 7, 1940. Syrian political figure; a physician by education and profession.

Shahbandar took part in the national liberation movement of the Arabs in the Ottoman Empire from 1908 to 1914. In 1925 and 1926 he was head of the People’s Party (Hizb as-Shaab; founded 1925), and he took an active part in the Syrian National Uprising of 1925–27; in 1926 he commanded a partisan detachment in the Ghuta region. From December 1926 until 1937, he was in exile in Egypt. Shahbandar was killed by Muslim fanatics.

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