Sudan replaces top military commanders
'Broad' raft of changes includes appointment of new army chief-of-staff
By Adel Abdul-Rahim and Bahram Abdel Monim
Sudan on Tuesday replaced several top military commanders, including its army chief-of-staff, according to the official SUNA news agency.
SUNA reported that General Kamal Abdul-Marouf had been appointed new army chief-of-staff, replacing General Emad Eddin Adawi.
The army has issued a statement confirming the raft of changes, which it described as “broad”.
In the statement, army spokesman Ahmed Khalifa al-Shami said a number of officers had been promoted to the rank of general and lieutenant-general.
Lieutenant-General Ali Mohammed Salem, minister of state at Sudan’s Defense Ministry, was promoted to the rank of general, according to the statement.
The statement added that Lieutenant-General Hussein Bashir Hamid had been promoted to the rank of general, while also being appointed inspector-general of the Sudanese armed forces.
“General Abdul Fattah al-Burhan Abdul Rahman has been appointed head of ground forces, while Major-General Salahuddin Abdul Khaliq Saeed was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general and appointed air force chief-of-staff,” the statement read.
It added: “Major-General Abdullah al-Matiri al-Fardi, meanwhile, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general and appointed chief-of-staff of naval forces, replacing Fatah al-Rahman Muhiuddin Saleh.”
Abdul-Marouf, the new army chief-of-staff, was made a general -- and appointed inspector-general of the army -- in mid-2016.
He had previously served as Sudan’s military attaché in China, as well as non-resident attaché in South Korea, North Korea and Vietnam.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.