Libyan intelligence chief Abdul Qader Al-Tuhami dies of heart attack in Tripoli

Tuhami served as an officer in the security apparatus under toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. (Courtesy Libyan media websites)
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Updated 10 May 2020

Libyan intelligence chief Abdul Qader Al-Tuhami dies of heart attack in Tripoli

  • The council described Al-Tuhami as “one of Libya’s loyal sons”
  • He served as an officer in the security apparatus under Qaddafi

LONDON: Libya's intelligence chief Abdul Qader Al-Tuhami died of a heart attack on Saturday in the capital Tripoli, the country's presidential council said. 

In a statement, the council offered condolences to his family and colleagues, describing Al-Tuhami as “one of Libya’s loyal sons.”

The Libyan Government of National Accord's presidential council appointed Al-Tuhami as the deputy head of the Libyan Intelligence Service for Security Affairs on April 24, 2017, and he was the acting head of the service until he died. 

Al-Tuhami, who hails from Aqar Al-Shati, south Libya, served as an officer in the security apparatus under toppled leader Muammar Gaddafi.


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