::General Intelligence Directorate (Egypt)


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The General Intelligence Directorate (GID), (Arabic: جهاز المخابرات العامة‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} Gihaz al-Mukhabarat al-Amma), often called the Mukhabarat (Arabic: المخابرات‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} al-Mukhabarat), is an Egyptian intelligence agency responsible for providing national security intelligence, both domestically and transnationally, with a counter-terrorism focus.<ref name="GSW">Sullivan and Jones (2008): 33</ref> The GID is part of the Egyptian intelligence community, together with the Office of Military Intelligence Services and Reconnaissance (Arabic: إدارة المخابرات الحربية والاستطلاع‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} / Idarat al-Mukhabarat al-Harbyya wa al-Istitla) and the Egyptian Homeland Security (EHS, Arabic: قطاع الأمن الوطني‎{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} / Al-amn al-Watani).<ref name="GSW"/>

In July 2013, General Mohammed Ahmed Fareed al-Tohami was appointed head of the Egyptian intelligence apparatus, instead of Mohamed Raafat Shehata, who was appointed by Mohamed Morsi in August 2012.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

General Intelligence Directorate (Egypt) sections
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