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Israeli Army Radio: Doctors Finish Emergency Surgery on Sharon


Israeli doctors have finished conducting emergency stomach surgery on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, amid uncertainty about his chances for survival.

Local media reports say the results of the surgery Saturday were good. They say Mr. Sharon has been taken to the intensive care unit at Jerusalem's Hadassah hospital.

Earlier today, doctors said Mr. Sharon's life was in danger as he underwent surgery for serious digestive complications. A hospital source who requested anonymity said the prime minister's chances for recovery were slim.

The 77-year-old Israeli leader has been in a coma since suffering a massive stroke January fourth. After being hospitalized, he underwent extensive surgery to reduce swelling in the brain. Attempts to bring Mr. Sharon out of a coma since then have not been successful.

Mr. Sharon's deputy, Ehud Olmert, was named interim prime minister after Mr. Sharon was incapacitated.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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