Mukhabarat el-Jamahiriya

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Intelligence of the Jamahiriya
Mukhabarat el-Jamahiriya
Agency overview
Dissolved2011
JurisdictionGovernment of Libya
HeadquartersTripoli, Libya
Agency executive
Parent agencyIndependent

Mukhabarat el-Jamahiriya (Arabic: مخابرات الجماهيرية‎) [1] (Intelligence of the Jamahiriya) was the national intelligence service of Libya under Muammar Gaddafi. During the Libyan Civil War, agency director Abuzed Omar Dorda was captured by anti-Gaddafi forces, the agency ceased to exist when the Jamahiriya was toppled in August 2011.

In 1988, the agency was accused of causing the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.

Successor[edit]

The Intelligence Community under Interim Government:[citation needed]

  • External Security Service
  • Internal Security Service
  • General Directorate of Military Intelligence

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simons, Geoffrey (2003). Libya and the West: from independence to Lockerbie. United Kingdom: I. B. Tauris. p. 106. ISBN 1-86064-988-2. Retrieved 10 September 2009.

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