Ahmad al-Ghashmi

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Ahmad bin Hussein al-Ghashmi
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President of North Yemen
In office
11 October 1977 – 24 June 1978
Prime Minister Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
Preceded by Ibrahim al-Hamdi
Succeeded by Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi
Personal details
Born (1935-08-21)August 21, 1935
Hajjah Governorate, Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
Died June 24, 1978(1978-06-24) (aged 42)
Sana'a, North Yemen
Political party None (Military)
Military service
Allegiance  North Yemen
Years of service 1956–1978
Rank
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Major General
Battles/wars

Ahmad bin Hussein al-Ghashmi (August 21, 1935 – June 24, 1978)[1] (Arabic: أحمد حسين الغشمي‎‎) was the President of the Yemen Arab Republic from 11 October 1977 until his death eight months later. Al-Ghashmi assumed power when his predecessor, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, was assassinated. Ghashmi himself was assassinated later. His assassination occurred when he was meeting an envoy sent by People's Democratic Republic of Yemen President Salim Rubai Ali and a briefcase, reportedly containing a secret message, exploded, killing both al-Ghashmi and the envoy. It is not conclusively known who set off the explosion. Coincidentally, Rubai Ali died in a coup three days after this event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Index Ge-Gj". Rulers.org. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
Preceded by
Ibrahim al-Hamdi
President of North Yemen
1977–1978
Succeeded by
Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi