June 20th, 2012
04:15 AM ET

Uncertainty grows over Mubarak's health as power struggle looms

Conflicting reports swirled in Egypt on Wednesday about  the health of former President Hosni Mubarak as a power struggle looms over his successor more than a year after he was ousted in a popular uprising.

MENA, a state news agency, reported he was clinically dead late Tuesday. The nation's military rulers quickly denied it.

"He is not clinically dead as reported, but his health is deteriorating and he is in critical condition," said Gen. Mamdouh Shahin, a member of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Another state-run media, Nile TV, issued a similar report Wednesday.

Mubarak was moved to a military hospital in Cairo after suffering a stroke in prison and is on life support, Nile TV said.  The hospital is guarded and is not letting anyone in, it reported.

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