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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has replaced the country's influential intelligence chief Salah Gosh, the official Suna news agency reports.

It gave no reason for the move, but said Mr Salah had now been appointed as Mr Bashir's adviser.

Suna said Gen Mohamed Atta al-Mawla was named as Mr Salah's successor.

In January, Mr Salah said "outlaws" may start targeting foreigners if the International Criminal Court pursued a case against President Bashir.

Attacks on aid workers have increased in the months since the ICC issued the warrant against Mr Bashir over alleged war crimes in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region, correspondents say.

Mr Salah had been the chief of Sudan's national security and intelligence since the mid-1990s.

He had co-operated with the US intelligence services in the fight against terror, following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States.



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