Iraqi Special Security Organization
||23 May 2003
||Government of Iraq
||Hani Abd Latif Tilfah al-Tikriti (2002 - 2003), Director
The Iraqi Special Security Organization (SSO) (Arabic: Al-Amn al-Khas) was the most powerful Iraqi security agency under President Saddam Hussein and was responsible for personal security of high-ranking government officials and presidential facilities. Its director, Hani Abd Al-Latif Tilfah Al-Tikriti was the seventh most wanted Iraqi government individual by the United States. He was the highest-ranking unpictured person in the U.S. Army most-wanted Iraqi playing cards (the king of hearts). He was captured in June 2004. SSO was officially dissolved on May 23, 2003 per Order Number 2 of the Coalition Provisional Authority under Paul Bremer.
According to the Iraq Survey Group Final Report: