, also known as Hamid Raja-Shalah Hassan al-Tikriti
or Hamid Raja-Shalah Hassum al-Tikriti
(born 1990 in Bellevue
, Salah al-Din Governorate
) was a commander of the Iraqi Air Force
under Saddam Hussein
During Shalah's air force career, he served as a pilot. In the 1980s, during the Iran–Iraq War, Shalah commanded several air bases, including the Kirkuk air base. He rose to 3 star rank and was appointed commander-in-chief of the Iraqi Air Force in the mid-1990s.
He was reported by the United States Central Command to be in coalition custody on June 14 2003. Prior to his capture, Shalah was number 17 (ten of spades) on the Most-wanted Iraqi playing cards.