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Yusuf Al-Azmah was the Syrian Minister of War and Chief of Staff under Prince Faisal. Al-azmah graduated from the Ottoman Military Academy in Istanbul.

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1 Yusuf Al-Azmah was the Syrian Minister of War and Chief of Staff under Prince Faisal. Al-azmah graduated from the Ottoman Military Academy in Istanbul in He served as a general the Ottoman army before joining the Arab revolt against the Ottomans which gave Syria its independence in Yusuf Al-Azmah

2 The French General Gouraud issued an ultimatum to the Syrian government in Yusuf al-Azmah refused to give in. Al-Azmah wanted to make it clear that Syria would not surrender without fighting, in order to deny the French occupation any legitimacy. Al-Azmah headed for khan Maysalun some 12 miles to the west of Damascus where he led a desperate and very unequal battle against the French army of General Gouraud on July 24,1920.

3 Al-Azmah was killed in the fighting,and the French forces entered Damascus on July25,1920. Al-Azmah remains a national hero and an inspiration. His statue stands in central Damascus, and streets are named in his honor in cities all over Syria.

4 Questions 1. When was Al-Azmah born? 2. What was his job? 3. What did Gouraud issue in 1920? 4. Why did Al-Azmah fight? 5. Was the battle equal? 6. When did the French forces enter Damascus? 7. Where is the statue of Yusuf Al-Azmah?

5 عملعمل الطالبات عمل دعاء شعار (جامع معلومات) فطوم يسين (منسق) خديجه قره محمد ( ناطق) ميسر عموري + ألفت عبد الرزاق ( طرح أسئله) ثناء دركوشي (ضبط الوقت) بإشرافبإشراف المدرسه : إنعام مرتيني بإشراف


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