Youssef Sabri Abu Taleb

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Yousef Sabri Abu Taleb Giad Al-Haq
Minister of Defence of Egypt
In office
April 1989 – May 1991
President Hosni Mubarak
Prime Minister Atef Sedki
Preceded by Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala
Succeeded by Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
Personal details
Born 24 May 1929
Died 29 September 2008 (aged 79)
Political party Independent
Military service
Allegiance Egypt
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1950–1991
Rank EgyptianArmyInsignia-ColonelGeneral.svg Colonel General[1]
Commands Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
Battles/wars

Yousef Sabri Abu Taleb Giad Al-Haq (Arabic: يوسف صبري أبوطالب جادالحق) was an Egyptian colonel general and the Commander in Chief of The Armed Forces.[2]

Early life[edit]

Yousef Abu Taleb was born on 24 May 1929, he graduated from the Military academy.

Military career[edit]

Abu Taleb participated in five wars from the 1948 Palestine war until the gulf war, he also served in Egypt's wars with Israel, and commanded the Third Army's artillery at Suez in the 1973 war, when Israeli forces encircled the city. And, like his predecessor, he graduated from Cairo's military academy, then trained in the United States and the Soviet Union before President Sadat broke with Moscow in the early 1970s, he served briefly as Assistant Defense Minister in 1979.

Public career[edit]

Abu Taleb became governor of Cairo in 1983, he won popularity as Governor of Cairo because of improvements in the telephone system, efforts to ease congestion and moves to clean up the city. He was also the Governor of North Sinai where he contributed to the rebuilding of the governorate after the war.

In 1989, then president Hosni Mubarak appointed Abu Taleb to the influential post of minister of defense, replacing Field Marshal Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "يوسف صبري أبو طالب - المعرفة" (in Arabic). Marefa. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mubarak Ousts Defense Chief, Making Him Aide". New York Times. 16 April 1989. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Defense Chief in Egypt Is Moved Aside". Los Angeles Times. 16 April 1989. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
April 1989 – May 1991
Succeeded by
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
Political offices
Preceded by
Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala
Minister of Defence
April 1989 – May 1991
Succeeded by
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi