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Egypt’s President Shuffles Top Ranks in Armed Forces, Security Agency

CAIRO—Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Saturday appointed a new armed forces chief of staff, while several top officials in the security apparatus were also replaced, as the country faces a rampant insurgency.

The president issued a decree appointing Lt. Gen. Mohamed Farid Hegazi as the new chief of staff of the armed forces, replacing Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Ibrahim Hegazi, according to a brief statement issued by Mr. Sisi’s office.

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