LIVE UPDATE: Egypt buries Mubarak in military funeral

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Wed, 26 Feb 2020 - 10:13 GMT

A military funeral is set on Wednesday for former President Hosni Mubarak, who passed away at 91 - Press photo

A military funeral is set on Wednesday for former President Hosni Mubarak, who passed away at 91 - Press photo

CAIRO - 26 February 2020: A military funeral is set on Wednesday for former President Hosni Mubarak, who passed away at 91 years old after severe illness.

Egypt’s state TV has announced ongoing preparations to transfer the body of Egypt’s former president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak as his military funeral is being set to launch from El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in Nasr City.

International leaders mourned President Hosni Mubarak, notably mentioning his role in October war and its aftermath, as well his maintaining peace with Israel.

Leaders worldwide mourn President Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO - 25 February 2020: International leaders mourned President Hosni Mubarak, notably mentioning his role in October war and its aftermath, as well his maintaining peace with Israel. The U.A.E. declared flying its flag at half-mast for one day to mourn Mubarak, recalling his "patriotic and historic" stances.





Below is the Live update on the funeral:


14:20 - The helicopter carrying the body of the former President Mubarak arrived to his family's grave in Heliopolis, where he will be buried.





13:32 - President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived at the El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque to participate in a military funeral held for former President Hosni Mubarak.

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President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi arrived at the El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque to participate in a military funeral held for former President Hosni Mubarak.


13:20 - Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa, lead the funeral as it started from El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque.

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Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa, lead the funeral as it started from El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque


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Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa, lead the funeral as it started from El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque

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Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa, lead the funeral as it started from El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque


12:52 - Mubarak's son, Gamal, was seen carrying his father's coffin inside the El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in Nasr City, where mourners gathered to perform the funeral prayer.



12:00 - Doctor who wrote Mubarak's death report said that former president suffered from atrial flutter and kidney failure, which caused his death.

11:29 - Body of former president Hosni Mubarak arrives at Mosheer Tantawy Mosque for funeral prayer.

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A helicopter transferring the body of former president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91 - State TV



10:48 - Security authorities have raised their level of readiness in anticipation of the expected crowds that will be witnessed during the funeral.


10:00 - Fans of the former president – some of them shedding tears – held pictures of Mubarak and even wore t-shirts with his photo as they stand outside the main gate of El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in Nasr City.

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9:00 - State TV news said the body will be transferred by a helicopter from El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in Nasr City to his family’s tomb.


8:00 - The Cairo International Airport is also witnessing special preparations to receive a number of high-level international and Arab delegations and officials.

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