Ali Haydar (Syrian army officer)

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Ali Haydar
General Ali Haydar at a military parade in 1987
Native nameعلي حيدر
Born1932 (1932)
Hallet Ara, Jableh District, Alawite State
Died5 August 2022 (aged 90)
Latakia, Syria
Allegiance Syria
Service/branchSyrian Arab Army
Years of service1952–1994
RankSyria-Liwa.jpg Major General
Unit14th Special Forces Division
Commands heldSpecial Forces Command (1968–1988, 1990–1994)
Battles/warsLebanese Civil War

Islamist Uprising in Syria

Ali Haydar (Arabic: علي حيدر; 1932 – 5 August 2022)[1], known as the "father of the Syrian Special Forces", was a Syrian general. He was the commander of the Syrian Special Forces for 26 years. He was seen as an ally of President Hafez al-Assad.

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