Mohamed Fareed

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Mohamed Fareed
Director of the General Intelligence Directorate
In office
4 July 2013 – 21 December 2014
President Adly Mansour (Acting)
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Preceded by Mohamed Raafat Shehata
Succeeded by Khaled Fawzy
Personal details
Born 1947
Nationality Egyptian
Military service
Allegiance  Egypt
Service/branch Egyptian Army
Years of service 1967-2006

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Major General
Battles/wars Yom Kippur War

Major General Mohamed Ahmed Fareed Al-Tuhami (In Arabic: محمد فريد التهامي; b. 1947) is the Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID). Fareed graduated from Military Academy in Cairo in 1967. He attended various training courses including the General Command and Staff Course. During his military career he served in leadership positions in the infantry and mechanical infantry, then became commander of a tactical formation, and was appointed as General Director of the military intelligence and reconnaissance department (DIM) of Ministry of Defence (MoD). He has been described as a mentor to General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the current president of the Arab Republic of Egypt.[1]

In 2004, President Mubarak appointed him as the Head of the Administrative Control Authority, a governmental agency set up in 1964 which specialized in combating corruption. On September 2012 President Morsi fired him, following reports that he was hiding evidence against former President Hosni Mubarak.

After the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état, acting president Adly Mansour announced on July 4, 2013 that Fareed would be appointed as the new Director of the General Intelligence, reportedly "one of the most powerful positions in Egypt",[1] replacing Mohamed Raafat Shehata.[2]

Critic Hossam Bahgat has complained that the claimed corruption charges against Fareed disappeared following the coup.[1] According to journalist David Kirkpatrick, critics describe him as an influential opponent of any reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood or Islamists, and claim that his return as signaling a "restoration" of the old pre-revolutionary order in Egypt.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Kirkpatrick, David D. (30 October 2013). "Ousted General in Egypt Is Back, as Islamists’ Foe". New York Times. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Egypt interim president appoints new intelligence chief". Ahram Online. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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