Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali passed away

Former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has died in Saudi Arabia, Tunisian media reported on Thursday.

Ben Ali died after struggling with the disease in a Saudi hospital where he spent three months in intensive care, Mosaic Radio reported.

Ben Ali ruled Tunisia for 23 years after turning against President Habib Bourguiba in 1987, before being overthrown after a popular revolution on January 14, 2011, leaving Tunisia to Saudi Arabia.

Source: Hurra


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