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Shafiq reacts to death of Omar Suleiman

Presidential election runner-up Ahmed Shafiq offers condolences on death of former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, who passed away in the US on Thursday

Ahram Online, Thursday 19 Jul 2012
Omar Suleiman
File photo: chief of intelligence Omar Suleiman (Photo: AP)
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Ahmed Shafiq, who came second in Egypt's presidential election runoff, has released a statement offering his condolences on the death of his former colleague Omar Suleiman.

Shafiq described Suleiman, who served as intelligence chief and vice president during the Mubarak era, as a patriot who had served the country for many years.  

Suleiman died on Thursday aged 76 whilst undergoing medical tests in the United States.

Field Marshal Tantawi is closely following the return of Suleiman's body to Cairo from the US.

Suleiman's military funeral will take place Friday in Cairo and will be attended by Field Marshall Tantawi, the head of the quasi-ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, according to an unnamed intelligence source.

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Hector M.
19-07-2012 06:54pm
Omar Suleiman's death in the US
This evil person was the worst enemy of Egypt, and Egyptians. He died in the USA, good he did not die in his own country, that is a blessing for Egypt. He committed henious crimes against poor Egyptians, and Palestinians. He once offered Israel if Israel help get him installed as Egypt president he will completely destroy Gaza. How worst evil can he can be? Egypt should not accept his body, let alone funeral as military honored funeral.
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