19:43 - January 16, 2020
News ID: 3470376
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani underwent surgery on Thursday.


A medical source to al-Sumaria News website that the surgery was successful.

The source said the surgery was performed after the senior cleric suffered a fracture to his left thigh bone.

Earlier on Thursday, the office of the source of emulation said in a statement, “Last night His Eminence Ayatollah Sistani had an incidental strain to his left leg which resulted in a fracture to his thigh bone and he will undergo surgery today.”

The surgery will be performed “under the supervision of an Iraqi medical team,” the statement added.

A hashtag has been launched on Twitter calling for prayers for the speedy recovery of the cleric.


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