Omar Suleiman

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Omar Suleiman
16th Vice President of Egypt
In office
29 January 2011 – 11 February 2011[1]
President Hosni Mubarak
Preceded by Hosni Mubarak*
Succeeded by Sami Hafez Anan (Deputy Chairman)
Director of the General Intelligence Directorate
In office
January 22 1993 – January 31 2011
President Hosni Mubarak
Preceded by Nour El Dien Afeefy
Succeeded by Murad Muwafi
Personal details
Born July 2, 1936(1936-07-02)
Qena, Egypt
Died July 19, 2012(2012-07-19) (aged 76)[2]
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.[3]
Political party Independent
Alma mater Egyptian Military Academy
Frunze Military Academy
Ain Shams University
Cairo University
Religion Sunni Islam
Military service
Allegiance Egypt
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1954-1993
Rank Major General
Battles/wars North Yemen Civil War[4]
Six-Day War
October War
*Office vacant from October 141981 – January 29 2011.

Omar Suleiman (Arabic: عمر سليمان, July 2, 1936-July 19, 2012) was an Egyptian general, diplomat, and politician. He was the spy intelligence chief from 1993 to 2011 while Hosni Mubarak was President of Egypt. In January 2011 Suleiman was appointed vice-president by Mubarak. He served until they left in early February 2011. In 2012, Suleiman wanted to be president but was disqualified from running. He was not seen in public since Mubarak's regime ended. On July 19 2012, Suleiman died in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. from heart attack while undergoing medical trials.

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