Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has fired the kingdom’s military chief of staff and several other high ranking military officers.
Citing several royal decrees, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced “the termination of the services of General Abdul Rahman bin Saleh al-Bunyan, Chief of Staff” on Monday night.
It added that Fayyad al-Ruwaili will be appointed as the new chief of staff.
The director of the kingdom’s ground forces and air defenses were also replaced.
No official reason was given for the move, but they come as the kingdom’s war against Yemen nears the end of its third year.
Since March 2015, the Saudi regime, together with a coalition of its allies, has been heavily bombarding Yemen as part of a brutal campaign against its impoverished southern neighbor. It has been attempting unsuccessfully to reinstall Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.(presstv.com)