Salman Masood | August 16 | Islamabad
NYT – Hamid Gul, an influential and contentious three-star general who served as the head of Inter-Services Intelligence, Pakistan’s spy agency, from 1987 to 1989 and was deeply involved in the country’s policy toward neighboring Afghanistan when Soviet troops were withdrawing, died on Saturday in Muree, a hill station near Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. He was 78.
The cause was a brain hemorrhage, his daughter, Uzma Gul, said.
[Comment: Would that it had happened sooner. ~ JPD]
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