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Egyptian Presidency announces three days of national mourning following Mubarak`s death

Baku, February 26, AZERTAC

The Egyptian Presidency has announced three days of mourning following the death of former Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, who passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 92 after a battle with illness, according to Egypt Independent.

A statement from the Egyptian Presidency said that Mubarak did a lot for his country as one of the “leaders and heroes” of the 1973 October war, commenting that he had commanded the Egyptian Air Force during the war, which “restored dignity and pride” to the Arab nation.

The Presidency extended its sincere condolences to Mubarak’s family, with the three days of mourning to begin on Wednesday.

The General Command of the Armed Forces also mourned the late president as one of the leaders of the October War, extending condolences to his family, officers of the armed forces, and Egypt’s soldiers.

Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years until he was ousted on February 11, 2011 during an 18-day uprising, part of the larger Arab Spring.

Mubarak also previously faced charges of corruption, as well as charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the uprising that led to his overthrow.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012 after a court convicted him of complicity in the killing of demonstrators during the revolution, but Mubarak was later retried and subsequently acquitted and released in 2017.

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