Omar Suleiman

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Omar Suleiman
16th Vice President of Egypt
In office
29 January 2011 – 11 February 2011[1]
PresidentHosni Mubarak
Preceded byHosni Mubarak*
Succeeded bySami Hafez Anan (Deputy Chairman)
Director of the General Intelligence Directorate
In office
22 January 1993 – 31 January 2011
PresidentHosni Mubarak
Preceded byNour El Dien Afeefy
Succeeded byMurad Muwafi
Personal details
Born(1936-07-02)2 July 1936
Qena, Egypt
Died19 July 2012(2012-07-19) (aged 76)[2]
Cleveland, Ohio, US[3]
Political partyIndependent
Alma materEgyptian Military Academy
Frunze Military Academy
Ain Shams University
Cairo University
Military service
Years of service1954-1993
RankMajor General
Battles/warsNorth Yemen Civil War[4]
Six-Day War
October War
  • Office vacant from 14 October 1981 – 29 January 2011.

Omar Suleiman (Arabic: عمر سليمان, 2 July 1936-19 July 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 19 July 2012, Suleiman died in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. from heart attack while undergoing medical trials.

References[change | change source]

  1. *"Former Vice President Omar Suleiman". Egypt State Information Service. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
    "Egypt State Information Service: Statement of the Vice President of the Republic". Egypt State Information Service. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  2. "Former Egyptian spy chief dies". BBC News. 19 July 2012.
  3. "Egypt's former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman dies in US". Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  4. Black, Ian (30 January 2011). "Egypt protests – as they happened". The Guardian. London.