Jamil Hassan (military officer)

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Jamil Hassan
جميل حسن
Allegiance Syria Syria
Service/branch Syrian Armed Forces
Rank Syria-Liwa.jpg Major General
Commands held Air Force Intelligence Directorate (2009)
Battles/wars Syrian civil war

Jamil Hassan (Arabic: جميل حسن‎) was the head of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Directorate and a close adviser to President Bashar al-Assad. He was also one of the members of his close circle.


Hassan was appointed head of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence Directorate in 2009.[1]


Hassan was sanctioned by the European Union on 9 May 2011.[2][3][4] 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.[5] On 29 June 2011, the United States also sanctioned him due to his involvement in human rights abuses in Syria.[6]

Reports of assassination[edit]

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.[7][8] However, Al Dunya, a pro-government TV channel, denied this report the same day.[9]


  1. ^ "First circle". France 24. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Bashar al-Assad's inner circle BBC News, 20 July 2012
  3. ^ Syria's Assad 'reshuffles security chiefs' UPI, 21 October 2010
  4. ^ List of 13 Syrian officials blacklisted by the EU Youkal Retrieved 21 July 2012 (Arabic)
  5. ^ "List of natural and legal persons". Official Journal of the EU. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jamil Hassan". Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Report: Syrian air force intel head killed UPI 26 August 2012
  8. ^ "Head of Syria’s air force intelligence killed by aide: rebel sources". Al Arabiya. 26 August 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Syrian TV Denies Intelligence Chief Murder". RIA Novosti (Beirut). 26 August 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.