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Egypt's Sisi appoints new army chief of staff

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi chats with President of Iraq, Barham Salih (not seen) following an official welcoming ceremony at Baghdad Airport in Baghdad, Iraq on June 27, 2021 [Murtadha Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency]
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Baghdad, Iraq on June 27, 2021 [Murtadha Al-Sudani/Anadolu Agency]

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, Anadolu News Agency reports.

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

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