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Iraq s aging top cleric recovering from surgery after fall

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq s most revered Shiite cleric was recovering Thursday from surgery for a fractured bone following an accident in his home, officials said. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who turns 90 later this year and whose opinion is often sought during troubled times, fractured a thigh bone when he slipped while bathing before evening prayers Wednesday night, two officials close to the cleric said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss...


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