19 January 2020 - 19:17
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Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, in a message on Friday, wished for the speedy recovery of leading Shia cleric of Iraq Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Sistani, who has been very recently hospitalized for an operation.

RNA - Ayatollah Khamenei, in a message on Friday, hoped for speedy recovery of the leading Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who has undergone a surgery.

Ayatollah Ali Sistani undergone surgery Thursday after he suffered a fracture to his left thigh bone, a statement from his office said.

"Ayatollah Ali Sistani had an incidental strain to his left leg which resulted in a fracture to his thigh bone and he will undergo surgery today," the statement read.

The surgery was performed "under the supervision of an Iraqi medical team, the statement added.

Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani have also expressed hope for his recovery.

The grand cleric underwent surgery on Thursday at the Kafeel hospital in Karbala and was sent home Friday, officials at the hospital said. He returned to his home in the holy city of Najaf.

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