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Rustum Ghazaleh

Syrian military officer

Rustum Ghazaleh (Arabic: رستم غزالة‎) also transl. from Arabic as Rostom Ghazale, Rustom Ghazalah, Rustom Ghazali; 3 May 1953 – 24 April 2015)[1] was a Syrian military and intelligence officer. On 24 July 2012, Ghazaleh was appointed chief of political security.[2][3]

Rustum Ghazaleh
Commander of the Syrian National Police
In office
2005 – 24 April 2015
LeaderBashar al-Assad
Head of the Syrian National Intelligence Agency
In office
2006 – 24 April 2015
PresidentBashar al-Assad
Prime MinisterMuhammad Naji al-Otari
Adel Safar
Riyad Farid Hijab
Wael Nader al-Halqi
Preceded byRafiq Shahadah
Personal details
Born(1953-05-03)3 May 1953
Qarfa, Daraa Governorate, Syria
Died24 April 2015(2015-04-24) (aged 61)
NationalitySyrian
Political partySyrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Military service
Allegiance Syria
Branch/serviceSyrian Arab Army
Years of service1973-2015
RankEgyptianArmyInsignia-LieutenantGeneral.svg Lt. General
Unit112 Mechanized Brigade
Military Intelligence
Political Security Directorate
CommandsSyrian Forces in Lebanon
Battles/wars1982 Lebanon War
Syrian Civil War

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Restrictive measures against Syria". EURLex. Retrieved 17 December 2012.
  2. "The former head of Syrian military intelligence in Lebanon, General Rustom Ghazaleh, named chief of political security". Al Jazeera. Rayaq. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  3. "Rustom Ghazaleh Named Chief of Political Security". Naharnet. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013.