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  8/9/2011, Av 9, 5771

Mubarak Sued for Soldiers' Deaths in 1986


An Egyptian attorney filed a suit, Monday, against former president Hosni Mubarak, charging him with involvement in the murder of 7,000 soldiers in 1986, according to Cairo's Al-Yaum Al-Sabe'a/Youm7 newspaper.

The suit contends that Mubarak ordered planes to shell a demonstration of soldiers in the Central Security Forces who were protesting the extension of their service from three years to four while their salaries were reduced. The air force was called in after forces on the ground lost control of the situation.