STRATFOR: Egypt: Army Tried To Kill VP – Journalist

February 10, 2011 STRATFOR:
Officers in the Egyptian army tried to kill Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman, sources near the Egyptian presidency told journalist Ahmad Abd-al-Alim, Al Jazeera reported Feb. 10. Officers in civilian clothing hidden in trees were behind the assassination attempt, denied by Suleiman, in which two of Suleiman’s guards died, Abd-al-Alim said. He also said major differences existed between the command of the armed forces and that of the intelligence services, adding that either Egyptian Defense Minister Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi or the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman could come to power.

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