Leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood dies at 83
Mamoun el-Hodeiby, the leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, has died, the group said Friday. He was 83.
El-Hodeiby served just 14 months as the general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, which advocates turning Egypt into an Islamic state and has been outlawed for 50 years.
El-Hodeiby's office said he died of natural causes late Thursday.
According to The AP, El-Hodeiby was the group's sixth general guide, and the son of its second leader, Hassan el-Hodeiby, who ran the group from 1951 until his death in 1973.
Mamoun el-Hodeiby served as the Brotherhood's deputy leader and spokesman in the 1980s, then was chosen as leader in November 2002 following the death of Mustafa Mashhour. (Albawaba.com)
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