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Ahmad al Ghashmi

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Allegiance  Yemen
Name  Ahmad al-Ghashmi
Years of service  1956-1977
Rank  Major General
Service/branch  Military of Yemen

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Born  August 21, 1935 (age 80) Hajjah Governorate, Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen (1935-08-21)
Assassinated  June 24, 1978, Aden, Yemen
Similar People  Ibrahim al‑Hamdi, Ali Abdullah Saleh, Abd Rabbuh Mansur H, Mohammed Ali al‑Houthi

Battles/wars  North Yemen Civil War
Battles and wars  North Yemen Civil War

Ahmad bin Hussein al-Ghashmi (August 21, 1935 – June 24, 1978) (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.

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