Egypt former President Hosni Mubarak was buried on Wednesday

Guards carry the coffin of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak at Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi Mosque, during his funeral east of Cairo, Egypt February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh – RC2A8F9FR5RW

Mubarak who died of chronic kidney and heart problems

Mubarak  served as a commander from 1972 to 1975 and rose to the rank of air chief marshal in 1973. Some time in the 1950s, he returned to the Air Force Academy as an instructor, remaining there until early 1959. He assumed the presidency after the assassination of Anwar Sadat

Mubarak’s presidency lasted almost thirty years. He is the longest-serving ruler since Muhammad Ali Pasha, who ruled the country from 1805 to 1848, a reign of 43 years.

Guards wait for the start of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s funeral at Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi Mosque east of Cairo, Egypt February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh – RC298F9WNAAV

Mubarak stepped down after 18 days of demonstrations during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.

A helicopter lands outside Cairo’s Mosheer Tantawy mosque in the eastern outskirts of the Egyptian capital before the funeral of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak on February 26, 2020. – Mubarak will be buried in a trendy Cairo suburb after a military funeral organised by the state to honour his war-time heroics. Mubarak, who died on February 25 aged 91 in a Cairo military hospital, crafted a lasting image of an autocrat in the region. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)

On 11 February 2011, former Vice President Omar Suleiman announced that Mubarak and he had resigned as president and vice president respectively and transferred authority to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

Team of Mubarak supporters came Wednesday to mourn Mubarak, among them Samir Gaafar, 59, who was wearing a flowing galabeya tunic and holding a picture of the ex-president with a message denouncing the 2011 uprising.

epa08246875 Supporters of former late president Hosni Mubarak hold his photos outside a military hospital where the body is kept, in Cairo, Egypt, 25 February 2020. Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak died on 25 February 2020 aged 92. Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt from October 1981 till January 2011, and stepped down of the presidency after the 18-days Egyptian revolution of 2011. EPA-EFE/KHALED ELFIQI


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