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Accept your bitter defeat and remove yourself from my sight, general!
- Kassad

Prince Kassad is a GLA General during the War against the GLA.


The 34 year old[1] Prince Kassad has cut a dashing figure across Middle Eastern politics and a violent one in the underworld. This charismatic tribal leader has organized spies and assassins across North Africa to do his bidding. Prince Kassad has been paid millions for assassinations, hijackings, and beatings in the street. For a three-year stretch beginning in 2008, it is believed that no terrorist action was taken on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea without his involvement or blessing. A clever administrator of a serpentine organization, he has never been directly tied to any criminal activity, yet bad things continue to happen to individuals and forces that stand in his way.[2]

Hailing from Tripoli, Libya, Kassad was aligned with the Cobra Cell of the GLA. The majority of his combat abilities are focused on stealth.[2]

Following the defeat of Dr. Thrax, the charismatic Kassad was one of the first to exploit the new power vacuum. However, he reckoned without the forces of those loyal to 'Deathstrike'. An unknown, yet highly skilled general who assisted and followed Deathstrike successfully defeated Prince Kassad at his headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, taking from him his GPS Scrambler and Sneak Attack technologies. Kassad's fate after his defeat in Egypt is unknown.



  • Stealth rebel instead of Rebel (stealth by default)
  • Hijacker available from the start, stealth, more expensive
  • Workers are stealth by default if their supply stash they are bringing cash to is cloaked.


  • Camo netting available for every building, including the Scud storm.
  • Base defenses are camouflaged from the start

General's powers


General's challenge


You can't kill, what you can't see.
When it is quiet, you should fear me the most.
Oh, did you bring your thermal googles?
Now you see me, now you're dead!
That road is not as unguarded as it seems, General.
I am Kassad!
- Kassad at the loading screen
This will not go well for you, General.
- Kassad at the loading screen
I found a backdoor to your base, General!
- Kassad when attacking the backdoor of the player's base
Can you defend against my flanking attack? Let's find out.
- Kassad when flanking the player's base
A frontal assault? That would prove a fatal mistake, General.
- Kassad when the player attacks his base's front
Your defenses are broken, General. How will you repel us now?
- Kassad when he destroys the player's defenses
So, you have built a Scud Storm? We will have to deal with this new threat.
- Kassad when the player builds a Scud Storm
You've launched? You'll regret using that Scud Storm, General!
- Kassad when the player launches a Scud Storm
Colonel Burton? General, perhaps you should make him the General. You only lead him to an early grave.
- Kassad when the player deploys Colonel Burton
General. perhaps you should introduce me to Black Lotus. I am a great admirer of her...of her work...
- Kassad when the player trains Black Lotus
Jarmen Kell? All snipers beware, Jarmen Kell has entered the field.
- Kassad when the player trains Jarmen Kell
Let me give you some advice, General. That large group of is no match for my snipers.
- Kassad when the player trains many infantry
You're building tanks, are you? Well, a few more snipers should take care of that.
- Kassad when the player builds many vehicles
More planes, huh? Why so many, General? Afraid to come down and face me?
- Kassad when the player builds many air units
You have fallen to Kassad, like all did before you.
- Kassad when he defeats the player
So it ends. You've defeated me, but someday, I'll have my your back, General.
- Kassad when defeated by the player
Now that I've captured this Oil Derrick, my forces will grow even faster.
- Prince Kassad when he captures an Oil Derrick
You've lost your tech building, General. What shall you lose next?
- Kassad when he destroys the player's tech building
I can't wait for your next attack... General, can we expect it today?


  • While Prince Kassad is known for his love to deploy snipers around the battlefield, he cannot train any except for Jarmen Kell. It is unclear if he was planned to have access to Pathfinders: in the GLA mission to steal his stealth technology he does have units almost identical to pathfinders (if the player holds their mouse over the unit, the unit will be identified as "Sniper"), but cannot train more. The Snipers' only difference to Pathfinders is that they appear to have no upgrades.
  • The closest real Arabic name to Kassad is Kassam (قسام).
  • In addition, the Prince Kassad fought in the second GLA mission has some notable changes from the playable version. His units are all cloaked without GPS Scrambler, his Quad Cannons have the Sniper Rounds upgrade, which allows them to kill infantry in a single shot. And while he has Combat Cycles in the map, he can't build any.
  • Prince Kassad in his portrait chooses to arm himself with a camouflaged MP5SD sub-machine gun
    • The red hue inside the barrel and the coloration suggests the prop is actually a toy
  • "Taylor" is displayed on his uniform, meaning his last name might actually be Taylor, or the uniform was a reused prop.
  • In the second GLA mission, Kassad's units are brown, while in the general's challenge, his units are red.


See also


  1. Generals Zero Hour, generals.csf, GUI:BioDOBEntry_Pos6
  2. 2.0 2.1 Generals: Zero Hour manual
Characters of the Generals Universe
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