Opposition: 'Mubarak's family has left Egypt'

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Egyptian demonstrators run during clashes with anti-riot police as they demand the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in the city of Suez, northern Egypt. / AFP/Khaled Desouki

CAIRO — The family of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is said to have fled rising protests in Egypt.

The Egyptian opposition has reported that the wife and children of Mubarak have left Egypt for Europe amid rising unrest. The opposition, in an assertion confirmed by a Western diplomat, said Mubarak’s wife, Suzanne, son, Gamal, and granddaughter arrived in London on a private jet as Egypt’s defense minister secretly flew to the United States.

“Mubarak’s family has left Egypt,” an opposition source said. “This marks a new phase in our campaign.”

The departure of Mubarak’s family took place amid bloody riots by thousands of protesters who appeared to adopt the model in Tunisia. The protesters, organized by the April 6th Movement,  ….

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0 Responses to Opposition: 'Mubarak's family has left Egypt'

  1. Thu Strope February 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    I am starting to believe Obama’s plan to curry favor with the Muslim world is to simply let it transform into a super caliphate that will subjugate Europe and demolish Israel.

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