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North Korea: Kim Jong-un ‘executes chief of military on corruption charges’

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North Korea: Kim Jong-un ‘executes chief of military on corruption charges’

NEWISSUES, Abuja

General Ri Yong-gil’s influence has been diminishing over a number of years 
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

 

The chief of North Korea’s military has been executed on charges of “corruption”, according to a South Korean news agency.

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General Ri Young-gil had been chief of the general staff for Kim Jong-un’s regime since he was appointed to the role in August 2013.

 

According to the Yonhap News agency, which cited sources “familiar with North Korean affairs”, General Ri was purged this month and also faced accusations of “pursuing personal gains”.

It is almost impossible to verify the report coming out of the hermit kingdom, but reports of General Ri falling out of favour with Kim have been circulating since early 2014.

-The Independent

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