Adnan Badr Hassan
Adnan Badr Hassan
|Chief of Political Security Directorate|
1987 – October 2002
|Preceded by||Ahmad Sa'id Salih|
|Succeeded by||Ghazi Kanaan|
Adnan Sulaiman Badr Al Hassan
|Political party||Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party|
|Alma mater||Homs Military Academy|
|Allegiance||Army of Syria|
|Commands||9th Mechanized Infantry|
Hassan was a major general in the Syrian army. In 1973 he fought in Arab-Israeli war and was decorated for his well performance. One of his commands was the ninth mechanized infantry of the army in 1985. He was appointed head of the political security directorate in 1987, replacing Ahmad Said Salih in the post. Hassan was one of Ali Duba's allies during this period. Hassan's term ended in October 2002 and he was replaced by Ghazi Kanaan as head of the political security directorate.
Hassan became a member of the Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party's Central Committee in 2000 following the death of Hafez Assad. Hassan retired from politics in 2005.
Hassan signed the agreement between Syria and Turkey on 20 October 1998, which established that Syria recognizes the PKK as a terrorist organization. The agreement is known as Adana agreement. He further involved in the security talks between the countries in 2000.
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