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Sudan arrests ex-spy chief after foiled plot

Salah Gosh, the then-special security adviser to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, speaks during a news conference in Khartoum in this March 13, 2011 file photo. Sudanese authorities arrested Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on November 22, 2012. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about Bashir's health, Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman told reporters. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Files

Salah Gosh, the then-special security adviser to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, speaks during a news conference in Khartoum in this March 13, 2011 file photo. Sudanese authorities arrested Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence...more

Salah Gosh, the then-special security adviser to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, speaks during a news conference in Khartoum in this March 13, 2011 file photo. Sudanese authorities arrested Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on November 22, 2012. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about Bashir's health, Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman told reporters. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Files
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Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on Thursday. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's health, Osman told reporters. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security...more

Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on Thursday. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's health, Osman told reporters. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
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Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on Thursday. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's health, Osman told reporters. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security...more

Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on Thursday. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's health, Osman told reporters. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
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Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on Thursday. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's health, Osman told reporters. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security...more

Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on Thursday. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's health, Osman told reporters. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
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Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on Thursday. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's health, Osman told reporters. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security...more

Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Belal Osman speaks during a news conference in Khartoum November 22, 2012. Sudanese authorities arrested Salah Gosh, the former head of the security and intelligence agency, and 12 others including army and security officials, the information minister said on Thursday. The officials were accused of "inciting chaos," "targeting" some leaders and spreading rumours about President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's health, Osman told reporters. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
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