Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dies. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by the military during the 2011 Arab Spring has died. At the time, Mubarak was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the volatile revolution. That conviction was overturned and he was freed in March 2017.
The Egyptian state news confirmed his death. Initially, Al-Watan website reported that he died at a military hospital. Mubarak’s health had deteriorated since he underwent surgery in late January. On Saturday his son Alaa, revealed that the former president was in intensive care.
Muhammad Hosni Said Mubarak was born on 4 May 1928 at Kafr-El Meselha, in northern Egypt. Mubarak reportedly came from a poor background. He graduated from Egypt’s Military Academy in 1949 and then transferred to the air force, where he was commissioned in 1950. Mubarak become prominent as the Commander of the Egyptian Air Force and the deputy minister of Defence. He spearheaded the ambush of Israeli forces at the start of the 1973 Arab-Israel war.
Mubarak instantly became a national hero for the role the air force played in the military offensive on the Suez Canal. Israel resisted but eventually ceded Sinai back to Egypt. Two year later, Mubarak was made the vice president by then Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.
Sadat was assassinated 2 years later during a parade commemorating his victory in the 1973 Arab-Israeli conflict. Mubarak escaped death by a whisker but suffered injuries from the attack. Mubarak succeeded to the presidency with a landslide vote of 98% in a national referendum, in which he was the only candidate.
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