King Salman sacks Commander of Joint Forces over corruption

King Salman has issued a royal decree late Monday on the recommendations of the Anti-Corruption Authority due to some suspicious financial transactions that were observed in the Ministry of Defense. In this regard;

01- The commander of the Joint Forces Lt. Gen. Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been sacked and referred to investigation. It is worth mentioning that he is a Prince and the royal blood.

Lt. Gen. Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud02- Lt. Gen. Mutlaq Bin Salem bin Mutlaq Al-Azima, the deputy chief of the General Staff, has been assigned to carry out the work of the joint forces commander.

Lt. Gen. Mutlaq Bin Salem bin Mutlaq Al-Azima03- The Deputy Prince of Al-Jouf region Abdulaziz Bin Fahad Bin Turki Bin Abdulaziz has also been sacked over corruption charges. He is the son of the ex-commander of the Joint Forces.

04- Other officials whose cases have been referred to anti-corruption authority are the following;

  • Yusuf Bin Rakan Bin Hindi Al-Otaibi.
  • Muhammad Bin Abdul Karim Bin Muhammad Al-Hassan.
  • Faisal Bin Abdulrahman Bin Muhammad Al-Ajlan.
  • Muhammad Bin Ali Bin Muhammad Al-Khalifa.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.