Saudi military commander, son sacked over alleged corruption charges

Saudi military commander, son sacked over alleged corruption charges

Riyadh (Web Desk): Saudi Arabia on Monday sacked a top Saudi military commander and his son over alleged corruption charges.


Joint forces commander Prince Fahad bin Turki — a senior royal family member — and Abdulaziz bin Fahad, the deputy emir of northern Al-Jouf region, were fired and placed under investigation for corruption, according to a report.

Several other officers and civilian employees of the defence ministry were also being probed for corruption, it added, citing a royal decree from King Salman.

Prince Fahad served as the commander of the Saudi-led military coalition fighting Iran-linked Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen. He was replaced by Mutlaq bin Salim, the deputy chief of staff, on the recommendation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, state media said.