Algerian Foreign Intelligence Chief sacked over mishandling Libya's crisis 

Algerian Foreign Intelligence Chief sacked over mishandling Libya's crisis 

January 09, 2021 - 22:14
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Algerian media said the country's Chief of General Staff had sacked the Chief of Foreign Intelligence, Mohammed Bouzit, in what observers believed to be a reaction to "Bouzit's failure in tackling regional files, including Libya's."

Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported an Algerian Parliament source, who remained unnamed, that the Foreign Intelligence Chief was sacked Thursday when he was received at the General Staff headquarters. Bouzit has been occupying this position for a few months only, while the source said Libya's file was one of the massive failures that led to his dismissal.

The failure lies in the fact that Algeria wasn't included in any of the Libyan dialogue tracks, unlike Tunisia and Morocco which both hosted UN-led dialogues for the Libyan crisis, and thus; this was contrary to President Abdelmajid Tebboune who wanted Algeria to be part of the Libyan political settlement.

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