Sisi shakes up security command, replaces chief of staff

President Abdel-Fatteh el-Sisi has replaced Gen. Mahmoud Hegazy with Lt. Gen. Mohammed Farid Hegazi as Egyptian armed forces chief of staff, in a major shakeup of the security command in the wake of a deadly ambush at the Wahat al-Bahriya oasis in Giza province last week. Separately, the Interior Ministry replaced several high-ranking security officials, both nationally and in the Giza province. No reason was given for the changes. The departing chief of staff was named a presidential adviser.
Just a day ago, security forces killed 13 terrorists in another gun battle in the Western Desert, during a raid on an a hideout of the Muslim Brotherhood’s armed activists in the New Valley province, which shares part of the border with Libya.

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