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Intelligence of the Jamahiriya
Mukhabarat el-Jamahiriya
Agency overview
Dissolved2011
JurisdictionGovernment of Libya
HeadquartersTripoli, Libya
Agency executive
  • Ali Itbigah, Head of the agency
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 First 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

The Intelligence Community under Interim Government:[citation needed]

References

  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.