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Sobhi makes new appointments in military leadership

Senior army officials are promoted by defence minister


Minister of of Defence Sedky Sobhy attends military training. Photo by official Facebook page military spokesperson
Minister of of Defence Sedky Sobhy attends military training. Photo by official Facebook page military spokesperson

Minister of Defence Sedki Sobhi has made several new appointments in the Egyptian military’s leadership. These include the appointment of Mohamed El-Shahat as head of the Military Intelligence Services, Nasser Al-Assy as chief commander of the Second Field Army, and Osama Mounir as chief of the Navy, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported Sunday.

The new appointments are a continuation of a wave of promotions, as former Intelligence Chief Salah Badry was promoted to Deputy Minister of Defence, and Al-Assy is Al-Shahat’s successor.

This comes as the US State Department approved the sale of 356 AGM-114K/R3 Hellfire II Missiles to Egypt upon Egypt’s request, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Saturday.

Egypt’s army is currently engaged in the Saudi-led “Operation Decisive Storm” in Yemen against the Houthi Shi’a rebels.

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