Zubair Mohamed Salih

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Zubair Mohamed Salih
الزبير محمد صالح
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Vice President of Sudan
In office
27 December 1993 4 August 1995
President Omar al-Bashir
Preceded by Abd al-Rahman Saeed
Succeeded by Ali Osman Taha
Personal details
Died12 February 1998 (age 53-54)

Major General Zubair Mohamed Salih (1944 – 12 February 1998) was a Sudanese soldier and politician. Salih was the deputy of Omar al-Bashir in the military government from 1989 to 1993 and then he continued as al-Bashir's Vice President. [1]

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Omar al-Bashir Former Sudanese President

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Salih died in the 1998 Sudan Air Force crash at Nasir. [2] He was described as a crucial link between the Sudan People's Armed Forces and Dr. Hassan al-Turabi's National Islamic Front.

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His name is also spelled Zubair Mohammad Salih, Zubeir Mohammed al-Saleh and Al-Zubair Mohamed Saleh.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Abd al-Rahman Saeed
First Vice President of Sudan
Succeeded by
Zubair Mohamed Salih