Hamid Raja Shalah
|Hamid Raja Shalah
حامد رجا شلاح
|Born||1950 (age 67–68)
Baiji, Salah al-Din Governorate, Kingdom of Iraq
||Iraqi Air Force|
|Commands held||Iraqi Air Force|
Hamid Raja Shalah (Arabic: حامد رجا شلاح), also known as Hamid Raja-Shalah Hassan al-Tikriti or Hamid Raja-Shalah Hassum al-Tikriti (born 1950 in Baiji, Salah al-Din Governorate, Iraq) was a commander of the Iraqi Air Force under Saddam Hussein.
During Shalah's air force career, he served as a pilot. In the 1980s, during the Iran–Iraq War, Shalah commanded several air bases, including the Kirkuk air base. He rose to three-star rank and was appointed commander-in-chief of the Iraqi Air Force in the mid-1990s.
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