The Algerian Republican Guard is seen in front of the Presidential Palace in Algiers October 16, 2014. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina
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Algerian President Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika has replaced three senior army officers with responsibilities for domestic security matters and for his own security, the media reported Saturday. The three, all major generals, headed the North African nation's counter-espionage unit, presidential security and the Republican Guard.Ahmed Moulay Meliani was replaced as head of the Republican Guard by Gen. Ben Ali Ben Ali.The third change came with Djamel Kehal Medjdoub being replaced by Gen. Nacer Habchi as head of presidential security which, along with the Republican Guard, is responsible for Bouteflika's safety.
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