Report: Boss of CIA Baghdad office removed
The CIA has lately replaced its top officer in Iraq because of serious doubts regarding his ability to lead the station in Baghdad, the Los Angeles Times reported in its Friday edition.
American intelligence sources also informed the daily that the CIA has closed several satellite bases in Afghanistan because of "security concerns."
A senior U.S. official told the Times the spy agency station head in Baghdad was removed in December after deadly attacks against American troops and Iraqi civilians.
"There was just a belief that it was a huge operation and we needed a very senior, experienced person to run it," the official was quoted as saying by the Times.
According to the newspaper, the CIA's Baghdad office is now the biggest in the agency. (Albawaba.com)
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