Mubarak to receive military funeral: Source

Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 Feb 2020

The former president commanded the country's air force from 1972 to 1975

A military funeral will be held on Wednesday for former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91, a source told Ahram Online.

Mubarak commanded the country's air force from 1972 to 1975.

His long-time lawyer, Farid El-Deeb, had previously said that Mubarak was guaranteed the right to a military funeral under a 1975 law honouring the commanders of the 1973 war with Israel, also known as the October War.

The longest-serving ruler in Egypt's modern history, Mubarak graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1949, and was appointed the head of the academy in 1967.

Mubarak assumed Egypt's presidency after the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981 and remained president until his ouster in a popular uprising in 2011.

The funeral is set to take place at El-Mosheer Tantawy mosque in New Cairo following noon prayers, the source added.

The Egyptian presidency and the armed forces both issued statements on Tuesday mourning his death.




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