Field Marshal Tantawi passed away at the age of 85


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Tuesday 21 September 2021

Books – Muhammad Sami:

Field Marshal Muhammad Hussein Tantawi passed away a short time ago, at the age of 85.

Field Marshal Tantawi graduated from the Egyptian Military College in 1956 AD, then the Command and Staff College, and participated in the 1967 AD, the War of Attrition and the October 1973 War, where he was the commander of a combat unit in the infantry, and after the war he received the Military Medal of Courage.

In 1975, Field Marshal Tantawi served as a military attache to Egypt in Pakistan and then in Afghanistan. He rose in positions until he became Minister of Defense and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces in 1991 AD and obtained the rank of Field Marshal in 1993.

The Field Marshal assumed the presidency of Egypt in his capacity as head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces after the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak on February 11, 2011 AD and remained until the elected president took the constitutional oath and took office on July 1, 2012.

The Field Marshal was referred to retirement by a presidential decree from former President Mohamed Morsi on August 12, 2012, and he was awarded the Nile Necklace and appointed as an advisor to the President of the Republic.​

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