North Korea's removal of army chief seen as purge (+video)

Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho's fall from grace reveals deep rifts in the regime of young Kim Jong-un, who took over after the death of his long-ruling father in December.

By , Correspondent

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    In this photo taken in April, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, looks over at North Korean People's Army senior officers, Vice Marshal and Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Choe Ryong Hae, center, and Vice Marshal and the military's General Staff Chief Ri Yong Ho, left, during a mass military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea said Monday that it has relieved Ri Yong Ho from all posts because of illness.
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