Ministry of Interior (Syria)

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Coordinates: 33°30′16.5″N 36°16′42.6″E / 33.504583°N 36.278500°E / 33.504583; 36.278500

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Ministry of Interior
وزارة الداخلية
Current minister Mohammad al-Shaar
Headquarters Merjeh Square, Damascus
Website http://syriamoi.gov.sy

The Ministry of Interior (Arabic: وزارة الداخلية) is the interior ministry of Syria. Its headquarters are on Merjeh Square in Damascus.[1]

According to the Ministry official website, its task are limited to the protection and enforcement of security.[2]

Organization[edit]

The Ministry of Interior is divided into several Directorates:

The Ministry of Interior also have a Quick reaction force, the Syrian Special Mission Forces.

Ministers of Interior[edit]

  • Sabri al-Asali (31 December 1956 - 6 March 1958)
  • Abdel Hamid al-Sarraj (6 March 1958 - 28 September 1961)
  • Adnan Qutla (29 September 1961 - 20 November 1961)
  • Ahmad Qanbar (22 December 1961 - 27 March 1962)
  • Abdel Halim pots (16 April 1962 - 17 September 1962)
  • Aziz Abdul Karim (17 September 1962 - 8 March 1963)
  • Mohammed Amin Hafez (9 March 1963 - 4 August 1963)
  • Noureddine Atassi (4 August 1963 - 14 May 1964)
  • Mohamed Fahmy Achouri (14 May 1964 - 3 October 1964)
  • Abd al-Karim al-Jundi (3 October 1964 - 24 December 1964)
  • Mohammed Khair Badawi (24 December 1964 - 23 September 1965)
  • Mohammed Eid Achaoui (23 September 1965 - 27 December 1965)
  • Mohamed Fahmy Achouri (1 January 1966 - 23 February 1966)
  • Mohammed Eid Achaoui (1 March 1966 - 28 October 1968)
  • Mohammed Rabah (28 October 1968 - 21 November 1970)
  • [Abdul Rahman Khalafawi]] (21 November 1970 – 4 March 1971)
  • Ali Zaza (4 March 1971 – 8 July 1976)
  • Adnan Dabbagh (8 July 1976 – 14 January 1980)
  • Nasser al-Din Nasir (14 January 1980 – 8 April 1985)
  • Mohammad Ghobash (8 April 1985 – 11 January 1987)
  • Muhammad Harba (11 January 1987 – 12 December 2001)[4]
  • Ali Hammoud (13 December 2001 – 7 October 2004)[4]
  • Ghazi Kanaan (7 October 2004 – 12 October 2005)
  • Bassam Abdel Majeed (12 February 2006 – 23 April 2009)
  • Said Sammour (23 April 2009 – 14 April 2011)
  • Mohammad al-Shaar (14 April 2011 – incumbent)[5]

Related voices[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simon Collis (9 February 2012). "Why you shouldn’t question what you know is true". Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "مهام الوزارة". Syrian Arab Republic Ministry of Interior (in Arabic). Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Qaddour, Basma (13 October 2016). "Major General Al-Shater: About 9000 personnel from Internal Security Forces wounded since start of crisis in Syria". The Syria Times. Retrieved 6 December 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Gambil, Gary (Feb 2002). "The Military-Intelligence Shakeup in Syria". Middle East Intelligence Bulletin. 4 (2). Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Top Syrian officials killed in major blow to al-Assad's regime". CNN.com. Retrieved 2013-09-17.