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Ali Habib Mahmud

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Ali Habib Mahmud (Arabic: علي حبيب محمود‎; 1 January 1939 – 20 March 2020) was a Syrian military officer. He was Syria's Minister of Defense from June 2009 to August 2011.[1] He was part of President Bashar al-Assad's inner circle.[2] He was also Chief of Staff of the Syrian Army from 2004 to 2009.

In May 2011, the United States accused Habib of human rights abuses, and announced a travel ban and asset freeze.[2]

Mahmud died on 20 March 2020 at the age of 81.[3]

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  1. Kamal Alam (23 January 2019). "Kissinger's Prophecy Fulfilled in Syria". War On The Rocks. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bashar al-Assad's inner circle". BBC News. 18 May 2011.
  3. "Former Syrian Defense Minister passes away at 81". Archived from the original on 2020-03-21. Retrieved 2020-03-21.