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Prince Moqrin head of Saudi intelligence

Oct. 22, 2005 at 6:13 AM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Saudi King Abdullah has appointed his half-brother Prince Moqrin Bin Abdul Aziz as intelligence chief replacing Prince Nawaf who resigned nine months ago.

A royal decree published Saturday said, "His majesty appointed Prince Moqrin as head of general intelligence at the level of minister."

Moqrin, 72, the governor of the province of Medina, is a certified military pilot.