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Iraqi Intelligence Service
Mukhabarat, General Directorate of Intelligence, or Party Intelligence, was the main state intelligence under Saddam Hussein's tenure in Iraq.
was primarily concerned with international intelligence collection and analysis but also performed many activities inside Iraq.
"IIS is alleged to be responsible for a number of
and attempted assassinations abroad. These include the assassinations of
Talib al-Suhail al-Tamimi
(January 1988), and Dr.
(October 1986), as well as the nearly successful assassinations of President
George H.W. Bush
, former Iraqi Prime Minister
Emir of Kuwait
In recent years, as a result of the
, the external department was reduced to less than half of its pre-1990 size, while the internal department was enlarged to deal with increasing anti-Saddam activities within Iraq.
In 1993, the IIS planned and executed an assassination attempt against former US President
George H. W. Bush
through the use of a large
driven by two Iraqis.
In June 1995, Saddam Hussein dismissed his stepbrother
Sabawi Ibrahim al-Tikriti
from his role as head of the IIS, due to his failure to increase domestic security within Iraq. BG Majid Hasan al-Majid was named as his successor.
It was officially dissolved on
Order Number 2
Coalition Provisional Authority
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