Egypt's Sisi appoints new armed forces chief of staff

Egypt's Sisi appoints new armed forces chief of staff: presidency
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Egypt's President has appointed a new armed forces chief of staff
Egypt has appointed a new army chief of staff [Getty]

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed Lieutenant General Osama Askar as chief of staff of the armed forces, the presidency said on Wednesday.

He appointed former defense ministry secretary general Mohammed Farid Hegazy to the post, it said, without giving a reason for the change.

His predecessor Mahmoud Hegazy, who had held the post since March 2014, was named a presidential adviser