Egypt's interior minister approves large-scale internal reshuffle

Ahram Online , Thursday 31 Jul 2014

In this latest Interior Ministry reshuffle, 518 police generals, colonels and brigadier generals have been forced into retirement and 4 policewomen promoted to generals

Egyptian police officers
Egyptian central security forces (Photo: AP)

Egypt’s Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim has approved the latest reshuffle inside his ministry, which involves Central Security as well as National Security forces, reported state news agency MENA on Thursday.

In statements made to MENA, the ministry’s official spokesman General Abdel-Fattah Osman reported that the reshuffle includes 19 aides to the minister and 13 heads of security directorates across the country.

He added that among the 3553 police officers included in the restructure four policewomen were promoted to generals.

Osman also stated that 518 police generals, brigadier generals and police colonels were forced into retirement.

Since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, attacks against police personnel and security directorates have spiraled in Egypt, leaving no less than 500 officers and conscripts killed in terror attacks. 

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