Subhi al-Omari, the Syrian officer who helped create the Iraqi Army in 1922

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Subhi al-Omari (left), the Syrian officer who helped create the Iraqi Army in 1922, pictured in Iraq in the mid-1930s. Near him stands Prince Abdul-Illah, who became Regent of Iraq after the death of King Ghazzi I in 1939. To the right stands Iraqi Prime Minister Ali Jawdat al-Ayyubi.