mukhabarat


Also found in: Wikipedia.

mukhabarat

(mʊˌxɑːbəˈrɑːt)
n
(Law) (in Middle Eastern countries) a secret police force
[C20: Arabic mukhābarāt intelligence]
References in periodicals archive ?
Ayoub also added that the security measures were hindering the construction and renovation of buildings in Ain al-Hilweh: "The mukhabarat [Army Intelligence] have to issue permissions to [allow people to] take material into the camp, but often they don't give permission, or it takes a long time.
The PKK, Daesh, the Mukhabarat, the PYD are all involved.
Our luggage is minutely examined by the Mukhabarat, or secret police, then customs.
IN CASE there was a question before, there isn't any now: the events of June 3 in Egypt were not just an undemocratic coup, they were also an attempt to return to the worst excesses of Hosni Mubarak's mukhabarat state.
The Egyptian Islamist Mohamed al-Zawahiri is most famous for being the brother of al-Qaeda front man Ayman, but he also spent 13 years in Cairo's Tora prison, where he was tortured by the mukhabarat and did a five-year stint in solitary confinement.
Our thoughts are that their mukhabarat (Syrian intelligence agency) and armed organizations are the usual suspects in planning and the carrying out of such devilish plans," he said.
Bashar al-Assad with his Mukhabarat is the usual suspect in planning and carrying out such an attack.
Lifting his teacup with calloused fingers, he begins telling me about Kurdish Mukhabarat agents entering the teahouse as early as 1973.
Instead, we spent the month of June wondering whether Egypt would be ruled in the coming years by a bunch of Muslim fundamentalists who hope to impose sharia on the country and to turn the members of the Christian minority and Egyptian women into second-class citizens, or by the members of the old junta and the Mukhabarat (the security services).
Because the role of this institution is to oppress Syrians, the mukhabarat and other Assad forces have been targeted by the opposition.
Here are interesting comments from Middle East expert Derek Henry Flood published on March 7 by Asia Times Online (with minor spelling changes by APS): "Until one year ago, Syria was viewed incorrectly as a force for stability in the Levant Viewed as the essence of a rigorously controlled mukhabarat (intelligence) police state, it was long considered the safest place to travel in the wider Middle East, even as it let some of the world's most troublesome jihadis freely transit its territory after the American-led invasion and occupation of Iraq.
I had led the successful Viva Palestina convoy to Gaza, which had been attacked by Hosni Mubarak's Mukhabarat at El Arish on the way in.