Saudi Arabia: Saudi king sacks two royals under defence corruption probe

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sacked two royals and referred them along with four military officers for an investigation into corruption at the defence ministry in a royal decree issued early on Tuesday and carried by state media.

The decree said Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud would be removed as commander of joint forces in the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, and his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd relieved of his post as deputy governor of the al-Jouf region.

It said the decision was based on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s missive to the anti-corruption committee to investigate “suspicious financial transactions at the defence ministry”.

The original full article can be found at reuters.com

(Photo: Saudi Press Agency, via Reuters)

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