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Vol 55 No 7

Published 4th April 2014


Egypt

Securing the rear

Field Marshal Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi has moved his nominees to key posts in the armed forces. This should secure his continued dominance there after resigning as Commander-in-Chief on 26 March to stand for election as President. For months, El Sisi had been consolidating the position of his loyalists and his most important appointment was that on 27 March of the former head of Military Intelligence, Lieutenant General Mahmoud Ibrahim Mahmoud Hegazy, as Chief of Staff (AC Vol 52 No 21, Dropping the pilot).

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