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.
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.
Sammour is married and has four children.