Shake up in security services
Following the deaths of 16 servicemen on Sunday, President Mohamed Morsy held a meeting of the National Defence Council yesterday and announced a number of changes.
Mohamed Refaa al-Tahtawi is to be the president’s new Chief of Staff.
Intelligence chief Mourad Mowafy has been replaced by Abdel Wahed Shehata.
Hamed Zaki has been appointed head of the Presidential Guard.
North Sinai Governor Abdel Wahab Mabrouk has been dismissed from his post; as yet no replacement has been confirmed.
Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal Eddin appointed Maged Nouh as assistant minister for central security and Osama al-Saghir as assistant minister for the Cairo security department.
Hamdi Badin, commander of the Military Police was also dismissed.
The president also announced the bombing of a target which resulted in 20 deaths, presumably a known terrorist camp.