Yemen’s Saleh Leaves Hospital to Recover in Riyadh, AFP Says
Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who had been hospitalized in Saudi Arabia for two months, was discharged today and he will be staying in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, for a period of recovery, Agence France-Presse reported, citing unidentified Yemeni and Saudi officials.
Saleh left the hospital last night and was sent to a temporary place of residence, an unidentified Saudi official said without specifying how long the recovery would last, according to AFP.
Saleh has been invited to a palace in Riyadh, an unidentified Yemeni individual said, adding that he did not expect the president to be back in Yemen anytime soon, AFP said.
Saleh had been injured during a June attack on his compound in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, amid demonstrations against his rule that began in January.
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