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Monday, 16 July 2012 - 12:04
North Korea military head 'removed from post'
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North Korean military chief Ri Yong-ho has been removed from all official posts, according to state media.

As well as being head of the army, he was vice-chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission and held top posts in the ruling Workers' Party.

In a short statement, the party said Ri had been removed from his posts "because of illness".

However analysts say there is widespread scepticism about that explanation.

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