Replacing the French Flag with the Syrian Flag in May 1945

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Standing in the back row from left to right: Lieutenant Gamal Faisal (future army commander during the union years) commander of the Mechanized Division in the Troupes Speciales, Major Tawfiq Nizam al-Din (future army commander in the 1950s) head of the Deir ez-Zour Garrison, First Lieutenant Saleem al-Assil, head of the Al-Bukamal Garrison. Seated from left to right: Lieutenant Tarek Kaylani, Major Muwaffak al-Qudsi commander of the al-Mayadeen Garrison. Seated: Lieutenant Subhi Bannud.