Egyptian president awards dismissed generals medals

By REUTERS
August 14, 2012 18:30

 
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CAIRO - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy was on Tuesday shown awarding medals to Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and another senior general who he pushed into retirement this week, a move that stamped his authority over the once ruling military.

Tantawi, who served as Hosni Mubarak's defense minister for 20 years and then took charge of Egypt after the former president was toppled last year, was shown on state television saluting Morsy and smiling. Morsy then shook his hand warmly.

Sami Enan, dismissed as chief of staff, was also shown receiving his medal. The decision to send them into retirement sparked some speculation about a showdown with the generals and one report, that was denied, that they were under house arrest.

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