Prime Minister Abdel Raouf al-Kassem delivering a speech in Damascus in 1982

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Image Source: Dr. Nourallah Qaddura Library

Standing in the back row (from left to right): Abdullah al-Ahmar, the Assistant Secretary General of the Baath Party, Suleiman Qaddah, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Baath Party, President Hafez al-Assad, Vice-President Zuhair Masharka, Khaled Bakdash, the veteran president of the Communist Party, and Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Qader Qaddura.