Hisham Ikhtiyar

 

 

Age: 71

 

Summary: high-ranking military official and director of the National Security Bureau (NSB) under the regime of Syria's current president Bashar al-Assad since 2011 considered as one of the country's leading Baath Party figure who had been reportedly hospitalized in critical condition from serious injuries suffered in the July 18 suicide bomb attack that killed at least three of al-Assad's top government ministers and security forces and seriously wounded more than several others during a meeting at the National Security headquarters.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a suicide bomb blast

 

Born: 1941

 

Died: July 20, 2012

 

Location: Damascus, Syria