February 25, 2020

Hosni Mubarak: Former Egyptian President dies aged 91

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

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak [Twitter]

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 he was freed in March 2017.

His death was confirmed by Egyptian state news on Tuesday.

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.

He played a key role in the Israel-Palestinian peace process.

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