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Hosni Mubarak dead at 91 – Ex Egypt leader who ruled for 30 years until Arab Spring passes away

The Sun

LEADER DIES

FORMER Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has died aged 91, state television reported today.

His family earlier said he underwent surgery at the weekend without giving further details what for.

He ruled Egypt for 30 years before he was forced to step down on February 11, 2011 as a result of the Arab Spring revolution.

He was jailed for years after the uprising, but was freed in 2017 after being acquitted of most charges.

Before becoming president, Mubarak was a commander in the Egyptian Air Force from 1972-1975.

Mubarak assumed presidency following the assassination of former President Anwar Sadat, with whom he served as vice-president.

Mubarak was subject to several assassination attempts, including an attempt in 1995 when he was attending the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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