Talabani In Hospital For Hhealth Emergency'

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Jalal Talabani, the Iraqi president, has been hospitalised after suffering a "health emergency", his office says.

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The Iraqi president suffered 'health emergency' due to 'fatigue and tiredness', his office says.
Jalal Talabani, the Iraqi president, has been hospitalised after suffering a "health emergency", his office says.

"Due to fatigue and tiredness, [the president] had a health emergency and was transported ... to the hospital in Baghdad" on Monday night, said a statement on his website on Tuesday.

No further details about his condition were provided.

Talabani has struggled with various health problems in recent years. He underwent successful heart surgery in the United States in August 2008.

A year earlier, he had to be flown to neighbouring Jordan to be treated for dehydration and exhaustion. He has also travelled to the United States and Europe for treatment for a variety of ailments.