Founder of Egypt's Intelligence Service Dies at 94


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Cairo, Egypt | May 15, 2012

Zakariya Mohieddin, founder of Egypt's Intelligence Service, died Tuesday morning at the age of 94.

The head of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and his deputy Sami Anan attended the military funeral held for Mohieddin, who was also Vice President to Egypt’s late president Gamal Abdel-Nasser.

Mohieddin was an Egyptian military officer, member of the 1952 Revolution Command Council (RCC), politician, Prime Minister and head of the first intelligence body in Egypt, the Egyptian General Intelligence Service.

He was born in July 1918. In 1967, when Egypt lost the war with Israel, the late president Gamal Abdel-Nasser resigned and appointed Mohieddin to take over but he refused the position.

Egypt’s PM Kamal al-Ganzouri also attended the funeral along with a number of armed forces members who stressed the important role Mohieddin played in Egypt’s military and political history.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 15, 2012
Shooting Location: Cairo, Egypt
Publishing Time: May 15, 2012
Length: 0:01:23
Video Size: 69.2 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS
1- Various shots of the military funeral held by Egypt's SCAF for the death of Zakariya Mohieddin, founder of Egypt's Intelligence Service
2- Various shots of soldiers carrying the coffin of Mohieddin covered with the flag of Egypt
3- Various shots of prayers over the death of Mohieddin performed in a mosque in Cairo
4- Pan right, SCAF Chief Tantawi heading to the military funeral
5- Various shots of officials offering condolences
6- Various archive black-and-white shots of Mohieddin with late President Gamal Abdel-Nasser and late President Anwar Sadat
7- Various shots of the funeral and officials offering condolences to the deceased's family members

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