Aliyyins

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ALIYYINS

: A group formed at the end of the 1950s by Muhammad Umran, the Aliyyins included Syrian personalities who later became pillars of the regime of Hafiz al-Asad. The name was chosen to reflect its membership of mostly Alawite, and the frequency of "Ali" as a given name among them.

SEE ALSO Alawite; Asad, Hafiz al-.

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