Security Intelligence Middle East

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Security Intelligence Middle East was a former British intelligence organisation in the Middle East. Based in Cairo, SIME was effectively the local arm of MI5. It worked closely with Section V of MI6.[1]




External resources


  1. Richard J. Aldrich, The Hidden Hand: Britain, America and Cold War Secret Intelligence, John Murray Publishers, London, 2001, p.99.
  2. Christopher Andrew, Defence of the Realm, The Authorized History of MI5, Allen Lane, 2009, p.463.