Syria declares martial law during the Suez Canal War - al-Hayat, 30 October 1956

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The photo shows President Shukri al-Quwatli (left) with Prime Minister Sabri al-Asali (right) and Chief-of-Staff General Tawfiq Nizam al-Din. The story reads that Quwatli declared martial law throughout Syria, giving military powers to Prime Minister Asali, who in turn closed all airports and forbade all demonstrations.