Saudi Crown Prince issues royal decree to sack two royals in corruption charges

In a royal decree issued on September 1 and passed by Saudi Arabia’s state media, the Kingdom’s King Salman sacked two royals and referred them along with four military officers for investigation into corruption at the Defense Ministry.

Earlier, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had ordered a missive to the anti-corruption committee to investigate “suspicious financial transactions at the Defense Ministry.”

The royal decree said that 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 has been relieved of his post as Deputy Governor of al-Jouf region.

Prince Fahd will be replaced by Lieutenant General Mutlaq bin Salem bin Mutlaq Al-Azima.

Prince Fahd has also served as the Commander of the Royal Saudi Ground Forces, paratrooper’s units and special forces.

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