Major shakeups said to be coming within the Interior Ministry
Former Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal el-Din - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO:  The Ministry of Interior has said it intends to replace and dismiss a number of high ranking officials within the coming days in order to promote more experienced leaders and those with technical experience, according to unnamed sources cited in Al-Shorouq Sunday.

Previously, newly appointed National Security Adviser Maj. Gen. Ahmed Gamal el-Din was said to be preparing a new recommendation list with names that might be appointed as replacements for the old positions.

The sources said the ministry would be seeking replacements with more experience in dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood.

They added there was concern in the ministry that information had been leaked to Sinai terrorist groups, especially after coordinated Oct. 24 militant attacks that killed over 30 soldiers in the Sinai. The changes will take place in Cairo, Giza and the Suez Canal area.

Gamal el-Din was appointed as the president’s adviser last week. During the rule of former President Mohamed Morsi, he was the Minister of Interior, but he was dismissed for not securing Ithadeya presidential palace during demonstrations that took place there in December 2012, according to Youm7.

But despite his own past connections with the Muslim Brotherhood government, Gamal el-Din requested the firing of some officers he accused of assisting the group and providing information to terrorist groups that led to the assassination of Col. Mohamed Mabrouk in November 2013, Al-Shorouq reported Friday.

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