Egypt’s ex-military chief Hussein Tantawi dies at 85

Written by on September 21, 2021

The former Commander in Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, has died.

He was 85.

Following the ousting of the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, in 2011, Mr Tantawi became the de-facto head of state until the inauguration of Mohamed Morsi as president of Egypt 16 months later.

He continued to serve in the government until August 2012.

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