Report: Mubarak Is Terminally Ill

(Washington Times) Eli Lake - U.S. and Western intelligence agencies assess that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 82, is terminally ill from cancer affecting his stomach and pancreas. An intelligence officer from a Central European service said his service estimates that the Egyptian president will be dead within a year, before Cairo's scheduled presidential elections in September 2011. Steven Cook, a senior fellow and Egyptian-affairs specialist at the Council on Foreign Relations, said: "When I was in Cairo in May... everyone understood the end was near; the estimates were 12 to 18 months."

2010-07-19 09:00:33

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