The Address | Benghazi – Libya
CAIRO – The Egyptian Presidency announced a general mourning throughout the Republic of Egypt for a period of three days from tomorrow, Wednesday, to mourn the death of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
The presidency and the general command of the Egyptian army had referred to the death of “one of the leaders and heroes of the glorious October war (1973)”.
Muhammad Hosni Mubarak was born on the fourth of May 1928 in a middle-class family in the Delta of Egypt. He ascended the rank of military ranks in the army until he became commander of the Air Force in 1972 and had a prominent role in the 1973 war against the Israeli occupation.
Mubarak assumed the presidency on October 14, 1981, following the assassination of President Anwar Sadat by Islamists on the sixth of the same month, and he remained in the presidency for thirty years.
Mubarak raised the Egyptian flag to Taba in South Sinai in 1989, declaring that Egypt would fully recover the Sinai from the Israeli occupation.