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Egypt’s former longtime President Mubarak dies

By : Ahmed Al-Zayla’i 

Former President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak died, on Tuesday, at the age of 92, after a struggle with the disease, after which he performed urgent surgeries and was detained for several days in intensive care.

 The Presidency of Egypt decided to declare a state of public mourning throughout the country for a period of 3 days, starting from Tuesday, it was decided to hold a military funeral after the noon prayer today, from the Mosque of the Field Marshal Tantawi in the Fifth Assembly district, in the presence of dignitaries in Egypt, the Arab world, and the family of the late.

The late president is buried in a 70-meter-long cemetery in a family burial of 1,000 square meters, the same burial in which his grandson, the son of Alaa, was buried.

Alaa Mubarak, son of the former president, mourned his father via Twitter, saying: “We belong to God and to Him we shall return. He moved to the mercy of God this morning, President Mubarak’s father. May God forgive him and forgive him and have mercy on him.”

Mubarak was born on May 4, 1928, in the village of Kafr Msaylha in Menoufia, in which a state of sadness prevailed yesterday, and he took power on October 14, 1981 to succeed the late President Mohamed Anwar Sadat, before he stepped down on February 11, 2011.

He joined the Military College and obtained Bachelor of Military Science in February 1949, joined an infantry officer, then joined the Air Force College and graduated from it and obtained a Bachelor of Aviation Science.

On March 12, 1950, he obtained postgraduate studies at the Frunze Military Academy of the Soviet Union in 1964, and worked in the Air Force in Al-Arish on March 13, 1950, then was transferred to Helwan Air Force Training in 1951, then to the Aviation College to work as a teacher, then became an assistant Staff of the College War, then Staff of the College War until 1959.

Mubarak was appointed commander of the West Cairo Air Force Base until June 30, 1966, was appointed Director of the Air College in 1967, then promoted to the rank of Brigadier in 1969, then Commander of the Air Force in 1972, then Deputy Minister of War.