Ministry of Defense (Syria)

The Ministry of Defense (Arabic: وزارة الدفاع‎) is a government ministry office of the Syrian Arab Republic, responsible for defense affairs in Syria.

Ministry of Defense
وزارة الدفاع
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Agency overview
JurisdictionSyrian Armed Forces
HeadquartersUmayyad Square, Damascus
33°30′50.58″N 36°16′42.58″E / 33.5140500°N 36.2784944°E / 33.5140500; 36.2784944Coordinates: 33°30′50.58″N 36°16′42.58″E / 33.5140500°N 36.2784944°E / 33.5140500; 36.2784944
Minister responsible
Websitewww.mod.gov.sy

Ministers of DefenseEdit

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Syrian RepublicEdit

Syrian Arab RepublicEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term of office Political Party
Took office Left office Time in office
1General
Muhammad al-Sufi
(born 1927)
9 March 196311 May 196363 daysIndependent
2Major General
Ziad al-Hariri
(born 1930)
11 May 19634 August 196385 daysIndependent
3Major General
Abdullah Ziade
4 August 196314 May 1964284 daysIndependent
4Major General
Mamdouh Jaber [ar]
(born 1928)
14 May 196423 September 19651 year, 132 daysBa'ath Party
5Major General
Hamad Ubayd [ar]
(born 1928)
23 September 196527 December 196595 daysBa'ath Party
6Major General
Muhammad Umran
(1922–1972)
1 January 196623 February 196653 daysBa'ath Party
7Major General
Hafez al-Assad
(1930–2000)
23 February 196617 March 19715 years, 22 daysBa'ath Party
8General
Mustafa Tlass
(1932–2017)
22 March 197212 May 200432 years, 51 daysBa'ath Party
9Lieutenant General
Hasan Turkmani
(1935–2012)
12 May 20043 June 20095 years, 22 daysBa'ath Party
10General
Ali Habib Mahmud
(born 1939)
3 June 20098 August 20112 years, 66 daysBa'ath Party
11General
Dawoud Rajiha
(1947–2012)
8 August 201118 July 2012 †345 daysBa'ath Party
12General
Fahd Jassem al-Freij
(born 1950)
18 July 20121 January 20185 years, 167 daysBa'ath Party
13General
Ali Abdullah Ayyoub
(born 1952)
1 January 2018Incumbent2 years, 13 daysBa'ath Party

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