Sudanese Islamist leader al-Turabi dies at 84

March 5, 2016 4:00 PM

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KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudanese state TV says Islamist leader Hassan al-Turabi has died in Khartoum at the age of 84.

Al-Turabi played a key role in the 1989 coup that brought President Omar al-Bashir to power, but the two had a falling-out 10 years later, and al-Turabi had been in the opposition ever since. He was also jailed by al-Bashir's government on a number of occasions.

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