Iraqi Special Security Organization

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Iraqi Special Security Organization
الأمن الخاص
Al-Amn al-Khas
Agency overview
Dissolved23 May 2003
JurisdictionGovernment of Iraq
HeadquartersBaghdad, Iraq
Agency executive
  • Hani Abd Latif Tilfah al-Tikriti (2002–2003), Director
Parent agencyIndependent

The Iraqi Special Security Organization (SSO) (Arabic: الأمن الخاص 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.[1] 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.[2] SSO was officially dissolved on May 23, 2003 per Order Number 2 of the Coalition Provisional Authority under Paul Bremer.[3]

SSO organization


According to the Iraq Survey Group Final Report:[4]

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  1. ^ al-Marashi, Ibrahim (September 2002). "Iraq's Security and Intelligence Network: A Guide and Analysis". Middle East Review of International Affairs. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2008-01-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  3. ^ Coalition Provisional Authority Order Number 2: Dissoulution of Entities
  4. ^ Duelfer, Charles (2004-09-30). "Iraq's Security Services". Iraq Survey Group Final Report. Retrieved 2008-01-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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