Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
| Abdel Fattah el-Sisi |
|Born||Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi|
|Alma mater||Egyptian Military Academy, Joint Command and Staff College (UK), United States Army War College|
|Children|| • Mustafa Mahmoud|
• Hassan Aya
Egyptian UK/US trained officer who massacred his way to power.
Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi is an Egyptian politician who is the current President of Egypt, former Director of Military Intelligence, former Minister of Defence, and former General.
Sisi was born in Cairo and after joining the Egyptian Army, held a post in Saudi Arabia before enrolling in the Egyptian Army's Command and Staff College. In 1992, Sisi trained at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in the United Kingdom, and then in 2006 trained at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Sisi was a mechanized infantry commander and then as director of military intelligence. After the Egyptian revolution of 2011 and election of Mohamed Morsi to the Egyptian presidency, Sisi was appointed Minister of Defence by Morsi on 12 August 2012, replacing the Mubarak-era Hussein Tantawi.
As Minister of Defence, and ultimately Commander-in-Chief of the Egyptian Armed Forces, Sisi was involved in the military coup that removed then President Mohamed Morsi from office on 3 July 2013. The coup involved the August 2013 Rabaa massacre, "one of the world's largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history".