National Security Bureau of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region
|Jurisdiction||Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch|
The National Security Bureau, officially the National Security Bureau of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch, is a Ba'ath Party bureau which coordinates the work of Syria's intelligence agencies and advises the Regional Secretary. The individual intelligence agencies, however, in practice have a significant degree of independence and generally report directly to the president. The current head of the National Security Bureau is Ali Mamluk.
- Abd al-Karim al-Jundi (September 1966 – 2 March 1969)
- Naji Jamil (November 1970 – March 1978)
- Ahmad Diyab (1979–1984)
- Abdul Rauf al-Kasm (1987 – 17 June 2000)
- Mohammed Saeed Bekheitan (21 June 2000 – 6 June 2005)
- Hisham Ikhtiyar (9 June 2005 – 18 July 2012)
- Ali Mamlouk (25 July 2012 – present)
Syrian intelligence agencies
- General Security Directorate
- Political Security Directorate
- Military Intelligence Directorate
- Air Force Intelligence Directorate
- "Bashar al-Assad's inner circle". BBC News. 12 August 2012.