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    Please Help To identify Medal

    This medal is some sort of restrike or special occasion item? (or could be a design for the forthcoming medal!!). I have not seen it before. This one is how it looks and comes in silver (officers) and bronze (lower ranks). The year does not match when it was instituted! LEBANON MILITARY VALOR MEDAL, instituted in 1971 1st Class. Breast Badge, 55x36 mm, silvered Metal, original suspension Possibly, what it is missing is the laurel on the helmet.
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    M?daille de la Valeur Militaire

    The Medal for Military Appreciation - as translated. There are 2 classes silver & bronze.
  3. Let me add a more comprehensive translation to the first: (1) The wings with President Hafez Al Assad: General Counselor of the Socialist Arab Baath Party. (2) As mentioned by Dave. (3) Celebrating the fourth commemoration of the Sportsmen festival It gives pleasure to the Executive Committee of the General Federation of Sports of the city of Aleppo to present this commemorative plaque as recognition and commendation to the appreciated services 1975. The second is a pin for the sports competition of the Iraqi Army.
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    Unknown Arabic Document (Iraqi leaflet?)

    This document is from 1991 (top left). It is exhibit/G/no. 16 A Serial No. 86540 & 86542 (2 of them). It reads: A document to descend after duty. Followed by: Rank Name Unit for the first 3 months namely, Jan, Feb, March Left bottom corner: Signature of the Unit's Officer Regards
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    Iraq Medal Set-Please Help ID

    Hi The first medal from the left is the October 1973 commemorative Arab-Israeli war (wrong ribbon) The second from the left is the general service medal (wrong ribbon) The third from the left is the "Mother of all Battles" medal as stated above right ribbon The fourth and least is the "Wound" medal for wounds in battler also wrong ribbon.
  6. Hi. The middle reading is City of Damascus. "Madinat Dimashq". So, it is not Aleppo. Regards
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    new Syrian medal

    The second one is indeed a remake composed from the first one by removing the central Syrian army symbol, and replacing it with the badge on the top is from Lebanon's police force used in the sixties and seventies.
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    Interesting Arab-Israeli War Item

    Hi, these were also used in Lebanon during the 1975-1990 war. I have a similar one. It was used by Palestinian factions who some were supplied by Yugoslavia at that time. Moreover, Syrian forces also had it. Regards
  9. The word "Sour" for the the Lebanese arm band means the city of Tyr in the south. This arm band has been worn by southern fighters from the district or city of Tyr. Regards
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    Help to identify a nice star

    Hi, I have the two types but modified center pieces to hold Saddam's portrait. Maybe a zealous who loved him. I got these from a dealer who travels around many years back.
  11. I can only tell you what is written in arabic: what it means ;Salvation in the Truth" or "Najat fi al-Sidq". Style is ottoman but modified however more recent.
  12. This is really comprehensive in comparison to what I have seen. Thank you
  13. josemann57

    ARAB MEDALS -- Lebanon

    Hi The medal posted by Gro is a restrike with wrong ribbon. (Medal of competence)
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    2 More FAKE Medjidie Breast Stars ...

    Sorry Demir The second question was directed to Linas a contributor to this forum. Hoped he was reading along. My respect.
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    Syrian Medal commemorating the 1948 war in Palestine.