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FACTDROP: Qaddafi opponent named as Libya's new spy chief


Qaddafi opponent named as Libya's new spy chief

Πηγή: Now Lebanon
Feb 7 2012

Libya's ruling National Transitional Council on Tuesday appointed an opponent of slain dictator Moammar Qaddafi as the country's new intelligence chief, a member of the council told AFP.

Salem al-Hassi, who was involved in a bid to assassinate Qaddafi in 1984, was appointed as the intelligence chief at a meeting of the council, NTC member Mukhtar al-Jaddal said.

Hassi is the sole surviving member of the National Front for Salvation of Libya which attempted to assassinate the former strongman at his Tripoli residence of Bab al-Aziziya.

In the armed attack on the compound about 15 people were killed.

Under Qaddafi’s regime the intelligence service used to primarily carry out the work of tracking and assassinating opponents of the dictator.

The service was previously headed by Qaddafi’s close aides such as Mussa Kussa and Bouzid Dorda.

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