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Carl Ghattas Named FBI Assistant Director for Counterterrorism

fbi-headquartersCarl Ghattas has been appointed as FBI‘s new assistant director for the counterterrorism division and will be based at the bureau headquarters in Washington.

FBI Director James Comey has tasked the former special agent to oversee the headquarters’ investigations in counterterrorism, the bureau said Thursday.

The new assistant director has held numerous leadership positions since he joined the bureau in 1997.

He has served as the deputy assistant director in the directorate of intelligence at FBI HQ, chief of the extraterritorial investigations unit within the counterterrorism division, assistant special agent in charge of the Washington field office and chief of the strategic operations section at FBI HQ.

Ghattas also headed several overseas terrorism investigations in North America, South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and some domestic terrorism cases in Washington and the northern Virginia region.

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