June 30 2015
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has "retired" the army's chief of staff, reports Agence France-Presse.
Gen. Babaker Zebari "has been retired," said a spokesman for the prime minister on Monday. He had been chief of staff for almost a decade.
Last year, Abadi discharged 26 Iraqi army officers and forcibly retired 10 others, reported the World Bulletin (Turkey). It was unclear if this move was related to that effort.
Military sources said that Zebari had asked to retired...
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