Gen. Omar Suleiman, long-serving Egyptian intelligence minister, died Thursday at a Cleveland hospital in the US while undergoing medical tests. Aged 76, he was gravely ill with an undisclosed ailment. Suleiman served briefly as Vice President before announcing Hosni Mubarak’s resignation last year in the face of the Tahrir Sq. revolution.
DEBKAfile: For 30 years he led the campaign against the Muslim Brothers and acted as the president’s foremost liaison man with the Israeli government.