Jamil Hassan (military officer)
|Service/branch||Syrian Armed Forces|
|Commands held||Air Force Intelligence Directorate (2009)|
|Battles/wars||Syrian civil war|
Hassan was appointed head of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Directorate in 2009.
Hassan was sanctioned by the European Union on 9 May 2011. He was added to the European Union's sanction list on the grounds that he "involved in violence against the civilian population" during the Syrian civil war. On 29 June 2011, the United States also sanctioned him due to his involvement in human rights abuses in Syria.
Reports of assassination
According to Free Syrian Army reports he was assassinated on 26 August 2012 by an aide, who was an operative of the Ahfad al-Rasul Brigade. However, Al Dunya, a pro-government TV channel, denied this report the same day.
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