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Hosni Mubarak Dies

Tuesday 25 February 2020

CAIRO (Reuters) — Egypt former President Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91, state television said on Tuesday, weeks after undergoing surgery.

The Assassination of Anwar Sadat
Following the assassination of Anwar Sadat (right) on October 6, 1981, his Vice President, Hosni Mubarak (left), became the new Egyptian President for nearly 30 years until his resignation as a result of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.

Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years until he was ousted following mass protests against his rule in 2011. He was jailed for years after the uprising, but was freed in 2017 after being acquitted of most charges.

Hosni Mubarak was born on 4 May 1928. He served as an Egyptian Air Force officer in various formations and units; spending two years in a Spitfire fighter squadron. Later, in 1959-61 he undertook further training in the Soviet Union, attending a Soviet pilot training school in Moscow and another at Kant Air Base near Bishkek in the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1972, he became Commander of the Air Force and Egyptian Deputy Minister of Defence

n April 1975, President Anwar Sadat appointed Mubarak Vice President of Egypt. In this position, he took part in government consultations that dealt with the future disengagement of forces agreement with Israel.

Mubarak was slightly injured in the assassination of President Sadat on 6 October 1981. Yet, he succeeded to his mentor and became the fourth president of Egypt.


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