King Salman of Saudi Arabia fired the commander of the military alliance and his son on charges of corruption.
According to Saudi state media, King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree dismissing the commander of the joint forces, Lieutenant General Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, on corruption charges and appointing General Mutlaq bin Saleem as the commander of the joint forces in his place. have done.
Prince Fahd’s son and deputy governor of the Al-Jawf region, Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd, has also been relieved of his duties.
An investigation into alleged corruption in the Ministry of Defense is underway on the orders of Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, during which several military and government officials, including Prince Fahd, have been sacked and interrogated.
It should be noted that Prince Muhammad bin Salman had also detained dozens of princes, ministers and nobles of the royal family during the anti-corruption campaign in 2017.
Saudi Arabia formed the Islamic Military Coalition in 2015 to crack down on Houthi rebels in Yemen, led by General Raheel Sharif.