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Ahmad Ismail Ali

Egyptian military commander

Died when: 57 years 73 days (686 months)
Star Sign: Libra


Ahmad Ismail Ali

Ahmad Ismail Ali (Arabic: ???? ??????? ???) (14 October 1917 – 26 December 1974) was the Commander-in-Chief of Egypt's army and minister of war during the October War of 1973, and is best known for his planning of the attack across the Suez Canal, code-named Operation Badr.

Ali's mother was of partial Albanian descent.He graduated from the Military Academy in 1938 and was a colleague of both the late President Anwar Sadat and President Gamal Abdel Nasser in the Academy.

After graduating with the rank of second lieutenant, he joined the infantry and served the Second World War and fought in the 1948 Palestine War, the 1956 Tripartite Aggression and the 1967 war.

He became in 1969 the Chief of Staff The Egyptian army and then was dismissed by President Abdel Nasser because of the famous Zafarana incident.

Then President Sadat returned him to the service as head of the General Intelligence, then he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and became Minister of War in 1972.

He fought the October War and died in 1974.

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