Place of Birth: Latakia
Specialization: Special Units
Current service position
Officer at the Special Units Forces
Previous positions of service
1- A Battalion commander at the Special Units Forces
Brigadier General Fayez Baddour, who comes from the province of Latakia, was checked in the Syrian Armed Forces from an early stage. He graduated from the military academy and was assigned to the special units.
At the outbreak of peaceful protests in March 2011, Brig. Gen. Fayez was dispatched together with his battalion to the governorate of Hama. He was located in a government building that overlooked the road to Salamiyah, where he installed his first checkpoint. Baddour had very good relationship with the infamous Suhail al-Hassan, who was the head of the special operations department at the Air Force Intelligence Directorate at the time. They both collaborated in attacking towns and villages in Hama governorate. The head of the Hama Security and Military Committee Wajih al-Mahmoud[i] had given them full authority to operate their military offenses against the Syrian people in the city of Hama and its countryside.
Brigadier General Suhail Al Hassan, Major General Wajih al-Mahmoud, Brigadier, General Hassan Merhej, Commander of the 33rd Brigade of the Ninth Division, Colonel Jamal Younes, Commander of the 555th Battalion, and Colonel Saleh Alabdallah, Commander of Battalion 244, in all crimes and violations that took place in Hama and its countryside during the period 2011-2016. Some of these crimes committed by Brigadier Fayez Baddour are:
– The massacre of the Al-Arba’een Neighborhood (24/4/2012): Responding to the killing of two officers of the regime’s army, Baddour ordered a massacre that killed 18 civilians and wounded dozens. This massacre was committed in collaboration with Battalion 555 – Special Operations and the Air Force Intelligence – Military Security Branch)
– The Soran City massacre (20/5/2012), which claimed the lives of 34 people from the city.
– Massacre of Qubair (6/6/2012), which claimed the lives of 78; and went missing including women and children.
– The massacre of Traimseh (12/7/2012), which killed 305 people, and more than 300 wounded by the bombing of the city with heavy weapons.
[i] Major General Wajih Yahya al-Mahmoud, was the commander of the division 18 (Armored) and the head of the security and military committee in the province of Hama for a long time.