Hussain appointed Chief of General Staff.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, appointed General Hussain bin Abdullah Al-Qabil as the new Chief of General Staff. This decision was taken on Friday and comes amidst a major reshuffle. According to several decrees by King Abdullah, the fates of many proved fortunate while there were those who were relieved of office.
Lt. General Abdul Rahman Al-Murshid was given the post of Deputy Chief of General Staff and Major General Khaled bin Bandar was appointed the new Commander of the Land Forces. The king also extended the tenures of two lucky individuals: Muhammed Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel and Abdul Aziz Al-Hugail for the presidency of the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology and the presidency of Saudi Railway Organization respectively.