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Sudani removes head of Iraqi intelligence, other officials

The Iraqi Council of Ministers announced today that all appointments and decrees issued by the previous government during its caretaker period are canceled.
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Iraq's newly elected Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani convened the second meeting of his Cabinet today. During this session, Sudani made several more security and administrative changes in the Iraqi government.

The Cabinet voted to cancel all decrees issued by the caretaker government from Oct. 8, 2021. They include the removal of the head of the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, Raid Jouhi, and of the National Security Agency, Hamid al-Shatri.

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