saleh is out of hospital arab news

On the advice of his doctors, Saleh will remain in the Saudi capital for some time to recuperate and for further medical consultations before he returns to his strife-torn country, his aides said.
“Yemeni Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Mujawar has also been released from hospital, while Sanaa Gov. Noman Duwaid is still recovering in hospital,” Ahmed Duwaid, the governor’s son, told Arab News by telephone Sunday.
Ahmed, who is staying with his father in Riyadh, said that a few other senior Yemeni officials wounded in the bombing were also transferred to the Saudi government-owned Guest Palace in Riyadh.
“The Yemeni president left the Armed Forces Hospital Saturday night at 9 p.m.,” confirmed a Saudi official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Saleh was admitted to the hospital two months ago.
“The president is in good health now and is fully capable of supporting himself, walking and moving to do his daily work,” said another Yemeni source. Saleh reportedly suffered 40 percent burns in the bomb attack. The president and 87 other high-ranking officials were sent to hospitals in Riyadh and other Saudi cities days after the attack that left 12 of Saleh’s bodyguards and a government official dead.
Making his first appearance since the attack, a bandage-covered Saleh appeared on television on July 7, calling for talks on sharing power with opponents. Saleh was also shown recently on television receiving John Brennan, US President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser.
Another Yemeni source in Riyadh said Yemen’s Consultative Council head Abdulaziz Abdulghani, who was also severely injured in the attack, is still in hospital.
Saleh has ruled Yemen since 1978 and has worked closely with the United States on fighting Al-Qaeda, but cooperation has been sharply curtailed this year due to the turmoil in his country.
Since January this year, protesters have been calling for Saleh to step down. More than 1,000 Yemeni civilians have been killed or severely wounded since the uprising started in Yemen. Saleh has refused to sign a GCC-brokered peace deal that guarantees him immunity in return for relinquishing power.
Yemeni security forces and government supporters have carried out bloody attacks on protesters since early this year, while opposition tribesmen have battled government forces in the capital Sanaa and elsewhere.

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