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January 9, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
President Hafez Assad left a hospital after successful prostate surgery, a spokesman said, adding that the Syrian leader will resume his duties within the next few days. No further details of the operation were available. Assad, 66, who previously had his appendix removed and suffered heart problems, has ruled Syria since 1970. Assad last appeared on television Sunday night, shown receiving ambassadors from Chile, Poland and North Korea.
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January 9, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
President Hafez Assad left a hospital after successful prostate surgery, a spokesman said, adding that the Syrian leader will resume his duties within the next few days. No further details of the operation were available. Assad, 66, who previously had his appendix removed and suffered heart problems, has ruled Syria since 1970. Assad last appeared on television Sunday night, shown receiving ambassadors from Chile, Poland and North Korea.
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