Egypt's president fires intelligence chief
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||8 August 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Egypt's president fires intelligence chief, 8 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50291533c.html [accessed 6 October 2015]|
August 08, 2012
Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi has fired the country's intelligence chief, Murad Muwafi, and the governor of Northern Sinai.
In a major shake-up, Morsi also asked Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi to replace the commander of the military police, a force that has been heavily used since the ouster 18 months ago of Hosni Mubarak.
The changes followed the killing on August 5 of 16 soldiers at a post in Sinai along the border with Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters