Former Egyptian Intelligence Chief, Omar Suleiman, Died In U.S. Hospital

By DiMarkco Chandler

Omar Suleiman, former intelligence chief is dead. The 66-year-old Suleiman briefly served as vice president under Hosni Mubarak. He died in a hospital located in the United States this morning according to reports.

Suleiman was also a former Egyptian army general. On February 2011, Suleiman announced Mubarak’s resignation and ceased being Vice President. That is when governing powers was transferred to Armed Forces Supreme Council.

After announcing Mubarak’s resignation, Suleiman never again appeared in public. Perhaps that is because many Egyptians saw Suleiman as Mubarak II.

At age 19, Suleiman enrolled in Egypt’s prestigious Military Academy and then Frunze Military Academy, where he received military training in the Soviet Union. He took part in the Six Day and October wars.

Foreign Policy magazine reported that Suleiman was the most powerful intelligence chief in the Middle East.

Today, Nile News reported that Suleiman died in the United States while undergoing a medical procedure.

It is believed that few Egyptians will mourn his death.

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