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Fri, 28 Jun 2013

Qatar: Major-General Al-Ghanim, new Chief of Staff

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani issued yesterday (27/6/13) an Amiri decree by which he appointed Staff Air Major-General Ghanim Bin Shaheen Al-Ghanim as new Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces in place of Major-General Hamad Bin Ali Al-Atiyyah, now Minister of State for Defence Affairs. The following 422-word report sheds light on Major-General Al-Ghanim and tells what about his position with regards the Rafale and aircraft procurement project. [Fully reproduced in Tactical Weekly (Issue No 20/27 – July 5, 2013)]

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