The Iraqi Special Security Organization (SSO) (Template:Lang-ar) was the most powerful Iraqi security agency under President Saddam Hussein and was responsible for personal security of high-ranking government officials and presidential facilities. Its director, Hani Abd Al-Latif Tilfah Al-Tikriti was the seventh most wanted Iraqi government individual by the United States. He was the highest-ranking unpictured person in the U.S. Army most-wanted Iraqi playing cards (the king of hearts). He was captured in June 2004. SSO was officially dissolved on May 23, 2003 per Order Number 2 of the Coalition Provisional Authority under Paul Bremer.
Directors[edit | edit source]
- Husayn Kamil Hasan Al Majid (1983–1989)
- Fannar Zibin Al Hasan (Gulf War)
- Qusay Hussein (1991 or 1992–2001)
- Walid Hamid Tawfiq (2001–2002)
See also[edit | edit source]
- Law enforcement in Iraq
- Directorate of General Security - Former internal Iraqi security agency
- Iraqi Intelligence Service - Former external Iraqi security agency
References[edit | edit source]
- al-Marashi, Ibrahim (2002-09). "Iraq's Security and Intelligence Network: A Guide and Analysis". Middle East Review of International Affairs. http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/2002/issue3/jv6n3a1.html. Retrieved 2008-01-23.
- Coalition Provisional Authority Order Number 2: Dissoulution of Entities
- Duelfer, Charles (2004-09-30). "Iraq’s Security Services". Iraq Survey Group Final Report. Globalsecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/report/2004/isg-final-report/isg-final-report_vol1_rsi-anx-c.htm. Retrieved 2008-01-28.