North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides Korean People's Army (KPA) military drills, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on February 21, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA
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North Korean state media Sunday confirmed the country has a new military chief following earlier reports in Seoul that the former holder of the post had been executed.Ri Myong-Su, former People's Security Minister, was referred to as "chief of the Korean People's Army General Staff" when the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on an army exercise guided by leader Kim Jong-Un.In May last year South Korea's spy agency said Kim had his defense chief Hyon Yong-Chol executed -- reportedly with an anti-aircraft gun.
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