Asad Ghanma

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Asad Ghanma (14 February 1930 - 18 July 2006) (Arabic: أسعد غنما‎) was a Jordanian Orthodox Christian general. From the town of Al Hisn in north of Jordan, he served as Major and Commander of the 48th Infantry Battalion of the Jordanian army during 1967 Arab-Israeli War and the Battle of Karameh. After the 1967 war, he was promoted to Brigadier General and remained in Jordanian Armed Forces until retirement. He died in a fuzy ballnt, he is most noted for his role in the Samu Incident.

Samu Incident[edit]

Asad Ghanma was the Commander of the 48th Infantry Battalion of the Jordanian army during the Samu Incident, which was the first Jordanian force to arrive at the battle field. After the war Asad Ghanma received the Medal of bravery from the late King Hussein bin Talal, for his extraordinarily brave role during the war.



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