Egypt’s Sisi appoints new army chief of staff

Egypt’s Sisi appoints new army chief of staff

Lt. Gen. Osama Askar replaces Lt. Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazi

News Service AA

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday appointed Lt. Gen. Osama Askar as a new chief of staff of the Egyptian army, replacing Lt. Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazi, according to the presidency.

A statement issued by the presidency did not provide any further details about the move.

Another presidential statement said Hegazi was appointed an adviser to the president on a presidential initiative to develop Egypt’s countryside.

Writing by Ahmed Asmar in Ankara


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