Al-Sisi sacks his head of intelligence after leak scandal

MENA

Published: 2018-01-18 18:39

Last Updated: 2018-01-18 18:39


Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has sacked on Thursday the head of intelligence Khaled Fawzi, according to official Egyptian media.

The Egyptian official television announced that Al-Sisi assigned head of his office chief Abbas Kamel to be in charge of the intelligence services until a new head is assigned.

No further information was given about the reasons for sacking Fawzi.

But some media outlets reported that the decision was made after the scandal of leaked documents published by the New York Times, the leaks reveal who was identified as an officer from the military intelligence agency giving instructions to journalists to incite against Qatar and Kuwait, as well as convince the Egyptian public opinion to ignore Trump latest decision over Jerusalem.

Fawzi was assigned as the head of Egyptian in intelligence in December 2014 by Al-Sisi.
Kamel, one of the Egyptian army officers, is considered one of the closest figures to Al-Sisi.