North Korea leader heads Army

North Korea's leader Jim Jong Un has been elevated to the highest rank in the military formalising his status as Supreme Leader

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Kim Jong Un named as Marshall of the North Korean Army

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Credit: REUTERS/KRT via Reuters TV

North Korea has announced that the country's leader Kim Jong Un has been named as Marshall of the North Korean Army.

The secretive state promoted a relative unknown, Hyon Yong-chol, to the position of Vice Marshall on Tuesday.

The unexpected resignation of Army chief Ri Yong Ho the day before prompted speculation of a power struggle within the top echelons of the military.

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