Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala

Politician

1930 – 2008

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Who was Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala?

Mohamed Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala was Defense Minister of Egypt from 1981 to 1989, when former Egyptian president Mubarak removed him from office due to claims that he was involved in a missile-parts illegal import scandal from the United States, by violating U.S. export laws. The USA did not allow exporting certain materials used for making missile heads to the Egyptian military. So the Egyptian intelligence under Abu Ghazala's commands managed to import those materials indirectly though Germany in a highly complicated undercover intelligence mission, until the FBI found out about the mission and issued arrest warrants for the involved Egyptian Intelligence officers and an involved Egyptian missile scientist.

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Born
Feb 1, 1930
Beheira Governorate
Religion
  • Islam
  • Sunni Islam
Nationality
  • Egypt
Died
Sep 6, 2008
Maadi

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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