PRESIDENT AL-BASHIR ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO TOP LEADERSHIP OF SUDAN’S ARMED FORCES
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, has issued a number of changes within the staff leadership of the armed forces which included a number of officers being promoted from the ranks of major-general to lieutenant-general.
According to the announcement, Major-General Kamal Abdul Maroof Al Mahi has been appointed Chief of Staff replacing Lt-Gen. Imad Eddin Mustafa Adawi, and Maj-Gen Ali Mohamed Salim, the State Minister for Defence, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General while Lt-Gen Aviation Isam Eddin Al Mubarak Habeeb, was promoted to the rank of Lt Gen and appointed Deputy Chief of Staff replacing Lt-Gen Yahia Mohamed Khair Ahmed.
Meanwhile Maj-Gen Al Sir Hussein Bashir Hamid was promoted to the rank of Lt-Gen. and appointed to the post of Inspector General of the Armed Forces.
Maj-Gen Abdul Fatah Al Burhan Abdul Rahman was appointed Chief of Land Forces and Salah Eddin Abdul Khaliq Saeed was promoted to the rank of Maj-Gen and appointed Chief of the Air Forces of the Navy.
Brig-Gen Abdalla Al Matari Al Faradi was promoted to the rank of Major-General and appointed Chief of the Naval Forces, replacing Gen Fatah al Rahaman Mohi Eddin Salih while Gen Hashim Abdul Mutalib Ahmed Babikir, was appointed Chief of Joint Operations replacing Gen Saad Mohamed Al Amin Al Hajj. Brig Gen Adam Haroon Idri was promoted to the rank of Major Gen and appointed Chief of Staff for Land Forces Operations.
Brig-Gen Mohamed Munti Anjar was promoted to the post of Major General and appointed Deputy Chief for Administration with the Land Forces, Dr Osman Mohamed Al Aghbash was promoted to the rank of Major General for Moral Guidance and Services.
The Official Spokesman for the Armed Forces, Brigadier Ahmed Khalifa Ahmed Al Shami, said these decisions come within the context of the regular changes within the leadership of the Armed Forces as providded for under the Armed Forces Act of 2007 (amended 2013).
Source: NAM News Network