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Said Mohammad Sammour

Said Mohammad Sammour

Syrian politician
Said Mohammad Sammour
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Intro Syrian politician
Is Politician
From Syria
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 1950, Jableh, Syria
Age 70 years
Politics Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region
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Biography

Said Mohammad Sammour (Arabic: سعيد محمد سمور‎) (born 1950) is a Syrian military officer and politician who served as interior minister.

Early life and education

Sammour was born in Jableh in 1950. He received a bachelor of arts degree in English literature. He also holds a diploma in aeronautical science.

Career

Sammour is a former major general. He was the chief of Syrian military intelligence in Homs. He also served at the same post in charge with the Damascus Region. Then he was appointed deputy chief of the military intelligence in 2005, and served in the post until 2009.

On 23 April 2009, he was appointed interior minister to the cabinet headed by then prime minister Mohammad Naji Al Otari, and replaced Bassam Abdel Majid in the post. In April 2011, Sammour was replaced by Mohammad Al Shaar as interior minister.

Personal life

Sammour is married and has four children.

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