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Funeral for Egypt ex-spy chief, Suleiman, to be held Saturday

The funeral for Mubarak's former vice president and long-time spy chief, Omar Suleiman, will be held Saturday clarifies his former aide

Ahram Online , Friday 20 Jul 2012
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Former Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman (Photo: AP)
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The funeral for Egypt's late spy chief, Omar Suleiman, will be held on Saturday, his former aide Hussein Kamal told the Al-Ahram Arabic news website on Friday.

The aide stated that Suleiman's military funeral will be followed by a wake on Sunday, which is to take place at the Al-Rashdan Mosque near Cairo's Nasr City district.

Earlier, news reported the funeral would be held on Friday, following the arrival of Suleiman's body from the US, where he took his last breath.

A diplomatic source told Ahram Online on Thursday that the body will be transported from the US on a military aircraft.

Suleiman died early on Thursday, at age 76, while undergoing medical tests in the United States. A US clinic report released on Friday stated Suleiman died of a rare disease affecting his heart and kidneys.

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Fatah
20-07-2012 04:12pm
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America still supports Egyptian military - not the people of Egypt
America does not want democracy in Egypt. That is why America is still providing $1.3 billion to the Egyptian military to continue to oppress the citizens of Egypt and to keep the Gaza border closed. If America really wanted democracy in Egypt, they would impose sanctions on Egypt until the military gives up all political operations.
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