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Egyptian President names new military heads

08-15-2012 04:40 BJT

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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has appointed new commanders in the latest military leadership reshuffle. State media says major General Abdel Mou-nim Ibrahim Bayyoumi el-Tarras has been named commander of air defenses; Osama el-Gendy naval forces commander and Younis el-Masry, commander of the country’s air force.

Morsi has also awarded the Order of the Nile medal to former defense minister and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, and the Order of the Republic medal to former chief of staff Sami Enan. In Sunday’s military leadership reshuffle, Morsi dismissed Tantawi and Enan from their posts, but appointed them as his advisers.

Abdel Fatah el Seisy was appointed as the new defense minister and chief of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, while Sediqi Sobhi became the new chief of staff. The military leadership reshuffle took place days after a border checkpoint in Sinai was attacked by militants, which left 16 soldiers dead and seven others injured.

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has appointed new commanders in the latest military leadership reshuffle.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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