Mohammed al-Awwad

Mohammed Abdulhamid al-Awwad
محمد عبد الحميد العواد

Funeral of Mohammed al-Awwad
Born Damascus Countryside, Syria
Died 16 January 2012
Ghouta, Damascus, Syria
Allegiance  Syria
Service/branch Syrian Army
Rank Brigadier General

Syrian Civil War

Mohammed Abdul-Hamid al-Awwad (Arabic:محمد عبد الحميد العواد) was a Syrian brigadier general who was assassinated in Damascus during the Syrian Civil War.[1] The official Syrian government news agency disclosed that he was killed by armed men, who also wounded his driver in the attack.[2][3]


General al-Awwad's car was ambushed when he was heading to the unit he commanded in the eastern Al-Ghouta area of Damascus. The driver testified that a taxi had passed their car, while four gunmen shot al-Awwad in the head.[4] He was from the Damascus Countryside.[5]


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