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JUST IN – Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91

25 Feb, 2020 - 15:02 0 Views
JUST IN – Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91 Hosni Mubarak was president of Egypt for 30 years

The Herald

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91.

Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt.

He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was overturned and was freed in March 2017.

His death was confirmed by Egyptian state news on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the Al-Watan website reported that he died at a military hospital.

Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak underwent surgery in late January and was photographed with his grandson as he recovered.

Born in 1928, Mubarak entered the air force as a teenager and went on to play a key role in the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

He became president less than a decade later, following the assassination of President Anwar Sadat, and played a key role in the Israel-Palestinian peace process. BBC News

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