The residenturainfiltrated designated facilities in the region and gathered intelligence about the political and economic situation. It pinpointed areas of tension and assessed the potentialescalation of local wars into nuclear conflicts. It also gathered intelligence with regard to the activities of American and NATO special services and their connection to the local special services in terms of their activities against the interests of Czechoslovakia and other Soviet bloc states.It also gained an overview of the activities of terrorist organizations and their activities against the communist countries.An important task was the acquisition of information about the interests and activities of Israel in the region. It also performed tasks arising from the obligations of cooperation with the Soviet intelligence service. From 1972 – 1977 the residentura was directed by Lieutenant Colonel Karel Hotárek "Holický", from 1977 – 82 by Major František Matal "Merta", from 1982 –1988 by Colonel JUDr. Emil Hrušecký "Hejl". The last Resident was Major Ing. Stanislav Kozubík "Světlý" in 1988 (Section 47).
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