Saudi Arabia’s King Salman sacked two royals and referred them along with four military officers for investigation into corruption at the defence ministry in a royal decree issued on Tuesday. The decree said Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud would be removed as commander of joint forces in the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen,

and his son Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd relieved of his post as deputy governor of al-Jouf region.

The probe into “suspicious financial transactions at the defence ministry” was launched at the initiative of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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