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Saudi king arrives in Morocco after US surgery

Saudi King Abdullah arrived in Casablanca, Morocco to convalesce two months after undergoing back surgery in the United States

AFP, Saturday 22 Jan 2011
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"King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud arrived in Casablanca in the Kingdom of Morocco from New York to complete physical therapy and recovery," the official SPA news agency reportedsaid.

The Saudi king flew to New York on November 22 and was operated on two days later for a debilitating herniated disc complicated by a haematoma that put pressure on his spine.

That surgery was declared a success, as was a second operation to repair several vertebrae.

King Abdullah said this week that he was in good health and that he had been following developments in the oil-rich kingdom.

"I want to assure all that I am in good health and will return soon, very soon to the kingdom to be among my family and people," the octagenarian monarch was quoted as saying by Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Seyassah last week.

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