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Yemen's president in surgery for chest wounds

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh was undergoing surgery today to remove shrapnel from his chest at a Saudi Arabian medical facility, a medical source told Reuters.

world Updated: Jun 06, 2011 10:45 IST

Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh was undergoing surgery on Sunday to remove shrapnel from his chest at a Saudi Arabian medical facility, a medical source told Reuters.

Saleh, who has ruled Yemen for nearly 33 years, went to Saudi Arabia a day earlier after being wounded in an attack on Friday at his presidential palace in Sanaa.