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Kuwait says emir, 91, had successful surgery

No details provided about surgery on Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

Kuwait says emir, 91, had successful surgery


Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 91, underwent successful surgery on Sunday, according to the official KUNA news agency. 

KUNA cited a statement by the country’s royal court calling the surgery a “success,” but gave no further details.

The royal court said Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah "temporarily assumed some of the emir's constitutional duties for the duration of the operation and till the [emir's] health event was over".

Last October, Sheikh Sabah, who ruled Kuwait since 2006, conducted “medical checkups” in the US. 

*Ahmed Asmar contributed to this report from Ankara

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