Abdul Fattah Ismail

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Ismail, Abdul Fattah


Born in 1939 in the city of Aden. Government and political figure of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (PDRY). He was trained as an educator, and he taught in Aden schools. He was one of the creators (1963) of the National Front for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen (later the National Liberation Front, NLF), and in its ranks he actively participated in the national-liberation movement of the people of Southern Yemen. After Southern Yemen won its independence (1967), he held a number of positions in the NLF leadership and in the government. In June 1969 he became secretary-general of the NLF and a member of the Presidential Council. In May 1971 he also became chairman of the Supreme People’s Council of the PDRY.

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of the former Arab republic of Yemen, and late president Abdulfattah Ismail,
1979 -- HH Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah addresses the final session of the Yemeni summit in Kuwait, attended by president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Abdulfattah Ismail, in which they affirmed that they came to Kuwait with the goal of reaching an understanding and cooperation and achieving the hopes and aspirations of the Yemeni people.
Both sides of the war, Ali Naser Mohammed with Mohammed Ali Ahmed (Abyan governorate) and Ali Salem Al-Beidh with Ali Antar and Abdulfattah Ismail (mainly Lahj and Al-Dhale governorates) were leaders in the Yemeni Socialist Party.