The founders of the League of National Action in Qurnail, Mount Lebanon - 1932

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Image Source: Bassel al-Atasi Archive

Front row (from left to right): unknown - Sabri al-Asali (future Prime Minister of Syria) - Farid Zayn al-Din (future Ambassador to the US) - Hilmi al-Atasi (Homs MP and National Bloc co-founder who died young in a plane accident when returning from Egypt in 1946). Standing behind Asali is the journalist Nazir Fansa, the brother-in-law of Husni al-Zaim who co-founded Alef Bae newspaper in the 1940s. Surrounding him (to his left) is Abdul-Illah al-Husseini and Abdul Daem al-Atasi (right), both from Homs.