Egypt’s military chief ordered a limited reshuffle in military officers Monday, the state news agency reported, replacing the commander in charge of troops in northern Sinai and parts of the Nile Delta where he has been at the forefront of fight against a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants.

The reshuffle by military chief Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi also included the replacement of the commander of the southern region, which includes several provinces down to the border with Sudan.

Maj.Gen. Ahmed Wasfi was moved from his post as commander of troops in northern Sinai, two provinces along the Suez Canal and three provinces in the Nile Delta, the state news agency MENA said. The area is known as the 2nd Field Army. […]