King Faisal appointing Bader al-Din al-Kaylani, the mufti of Hama, as city governor - 1919

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Image Source: Bassel al-Atasi Archive

The letter was given to Kaylani via Omar al-Atasi, the governor of Homs. Atasi had been jailed for his nationalist activity during World War I, by Jamal Pasha. He escaped death and joined the Arab rebel army of Sharif Hussein. He is the paternal grandfather of Nureddine al-Atasi, the president of Syria in 1966-1970.