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12:00 AM, February 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:04 AM, February 27, 2020

Mubarak gets military funeral

Egypt held a military funeral yesterday for its former president Hosni Mubarak, bestowing the state's final rehabilitation on the man who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in disgrace in a 2011 popular uprising. Horses drew Mubarak's coffin draped in the Egyptian flag at a mosque complex as canons fired into the air, followed by a procession led by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as well as Mubarak's two sons Alaa and Gamal. Mubarak died on Tuesday in intensive care weeks after undergoing surgery, leaving Egyptians divided over the legacy of his era, marked by stagnation and repression but recalled by some as more stable than the chaos that followed. Egypt declared three days of national mourning for him.


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