President Assad with Ibrahim al-Hamdi, architect of the Yemen coup of June 1974

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Lieutenant-Colonel Ibrahim al-Hamdi was the leader of a military coup d'etat in Yemen Arab Republic that overthrew the regime of President Abdul Rahman al-Iryani on June 13, 1974. After the revolt, he was President of the Military Command Council that governed the country. On October 11, 1977 al-Hamdi was murdered along with his brother by Saudi Arabian funded agents believed to be from the Al-Ahmar tribe.