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Egypt military chief reshuffles commanders

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CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's state news agency says the commander in charge of troops in northern Sinai and parts of the Nile Delta, site of some of the worst of recent militant attacks, has been replaced in a reshuffle of military officers.

The reshuffle Monday also included the replacement of the commander of the southern region, which includes several provinces down to the border with Sudan. The state news agency MENA said the changes were ordered by military chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

Maj.Gen. Ahmed Wasfi was moved from his post as commander of troops in northern Sinai, two provinces along the Suez Canal and three provinces in the Nile Delta. He was appointed head of training for the armed forces, MENA said. He was replaced by his chief of staff.

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