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Saleh's Injuries Called 'Serious'

June 08 2011

Yemen

Injuries sustained by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh during last week's attack on his compound are more serious than initially portrayed, say U.S. officials cited by the Boston Globe.

He is currently recovering in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Saleh suffered burns on his face, neck, back and arms when a blast struck his palace mosque during Friday prayers, Western and Yemeni officials said. "His face was quite charred," said a Western official. "The burns are serious; he...

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