Walid Hamid Tawfiq

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Walid Hamid Tawfiq
وليد حميد توفيق التكريتي
Governor of Basra
In office
September 2002 – 29 April 2003
PresidentSaddam Hussein
Succeeded byWael Abdul Latif
Director of the Iraqi Special Security Organization
In office
June 2001 – September 2002
PresidentSaddam Hussein
Preceded byQusay Hussein
Succeeded byHani Abd Latif Tilfah al-Tikriti
Personal details
Walid Hamid Tawfiq al-Tikriti

1954 (age 66–67)
Baghdad, Kingdom of Iraq
Political partyArab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Military service
Nickname(s)Walid Hamid Tawfiq al-Nasiri
AllegianceIraq Iraq
Branch/serviceIraqi Army
RankMaj. Gen.

Walid Hamid Tawfiq al-Tikriti (Arabic: وليد حميد توفيق التكريتي‎) (or Walid Hamid Tawfiq al-Nasiri)[1] (born 1954) was the Governor of Basra from September 2002 to April 2003 and the Director of the Iraqi Special Security Organization from June 2001 to September 2002.

Tawfiq was born in 1954 in Baghdad.[2]


In 2002, Tawfiq was serving as Governor of Basra.[1]

Tawfiq replaced Qusay Hussein as the commander of the Iraqi Special Security Organization in June 2001, and served in this capacity until September 2002. Unlike Qusay, Tawfiq was an experienced army officer. Tawfiq was however required to report directly to Qusay about security matters. He was reappointed to his position of Governor of Basra in September 2002.[3]

Iraq War[edit]

Tawfiq was number 44 on the list of 55 most wanted members of Saddam Hussein's administration drawn up by the Coalition during the invasion of Iraq. He was represented by the eight of clubs.[4]

The Coalition took control of Baghdad in early April 2003 following the Battle of Baghdad. On 29 April 2003, Tawfiq, accompanied by his father, drove themselves to an office of the Iraqi National Congress in Baghdad, where they were met by both American and INC officials and surrendered. His surrender brought the number of top Iraqis held by the Coalition to 15.[4]


  1. ^ a b The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1983. p. 1042.
  2. ^ CNBS - CIRCULAR CNBS No.051/2003
  3. ^ Kahana, Ephraim; Suwaed, Muhammad (2009). The A to Z of Middle Eastern Intelligence. Scarecrow Press. p. 299.
  4. ^ a b "Top Iraqi officials 'surrender'". BBC News. 29 April 2003.