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Egypt's president fires intelligence chief

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 8 August 2012
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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

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