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Saudi King leaves hospital after recovery


King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attends a meeting. File photo

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on Friday left King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh after recovering on Thursday.

In a statement, the Royal Court said that King Salman underwent a successful laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder, reported Saudi Press Agency, SPA.


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The Royal Court said in a statement late Thursday the monarch, 84, left the King Faisal Specialist Hospital after a recovery.

News of his improved health comes just as Saudis mark the start of the Eid Al Adha festival on Friday, which Muslims around the world celebrate. It coincides with the last days of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, which this year saw only a sliver of the usual numbers of pilgrims taking part due to the coronavirus pandemic.

King Salman was admitted to the hospital July 20 with inflammation of his gall bladder. A few days later, he was operated on. The procedure was described as a laparoscopic surgery — a low-risk procedure that usually involves only small incisions and a tiny camera to aid the surgeons’ work.


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