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Interim Algerian President makes changes to key army positions

Algeria's Abdelkader Bensalah attends the opening session of the 30th Arab League Summit in Tunis, Tunisia on 31 March 2019 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

On Wednesday, Algerian interim President Abdelkader Bensalah made new changes to several key positions in the Algerian army.

The Algerian president dismissed the Army’s Inspector and Controller, Major General Haji Zerhouni, and appointed Major General Mustapha Ojani instead.

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He also dismissed the Attorney General at the Military Appeals Board in Ouargla, Colonel Farid Tawil, who was replaced by Colonel Abdul Quddus Halaymeh.

Tawil was appointed to the same position at the military board in Oran.

The Algerian interim president dismissed military commanders in four military areas in late July.

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