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Feb 26, 2020
7:54AM

Egypt's former President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, who ruled country for 30 years passes away

Reuters
Egypt's former President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, who ruled the country for 30 years, died yesterday. He was 91. A former air force chief, Mubarak became Vice President of Egypt on 14 October 1981, and just eight days later, was sworn in as the President after Islamist militants assassinated his predecessor Anwar Sadat during a military parade.

Within Egypt Mubarak presided over slow but steady economic growth and largely kept the country out of armed conflicts after decades of war with Israel.

As the region was convulsed by one crisis after another, Mubarak was seen as a steady hand and a reliable U.S. partner against Islamic extremism. He sent troops as part of the U.S.-led coalition in the 1990-1991 Gulf war and contributed to efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

After almost three decades in power, Mubarak, was forced to resign on February 11, 2011, following 18 days of protests around the country.

Mubarak's ouster came in the heady Arab Spring days, soon after Tunisians overthrew their leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.

Mubarak was later arrested and put on trial over the deaths of protesters during the 18-day revolt as well as for corruption. He was condemned to life in jail in 2012, but by 2017, he was cleared of all charges and released.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sissi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have expressed condolences on the death of the Egyptian leader. 

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