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Egypt’s new military leadership - the man to watch

Abdel-Fatah Al-Sisi foto Reuters
Abdel-Fatah Al-Sisi was promoted two full ranks in one go from Staff Major General to full General and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defence and Military Production.

The former Director of the Military Intelligence and Scouting Agency is, at 58 years old, one of the youngest members of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. He was born in 1954, while his predecessor, Hussein Tantawi, was commissioned as an officer soon after in 1956.

He also studied one year in the US (Pennsylvania)

Al-Sisi’s appointment came after President Mohamed Morsy announced he had retired Tantawi. Al-Sisi took the oath of office in front of Morsy soon after.


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