Egypt Independent

Iraq president hospitalized due to ‘health emergency’

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has been hospitalized in Baghdad due to a "health emergency," his office said on Tuesday.

"Due to fatigue and tiredness, [Talabani] had a health emergency and was transported … to the hospital in Baghdad" on Monday night, said a statement on his website, without providing further details about his condition.

Talabani has struggled with various health problems in recent years.

He underwent successful heart surgery in the United States in August 2008, and a year earlier had to be evacuated to neighboring Jordan to be treated for dehydration and exhaustion.

He has also traveled to the United States and Europe for treatment for a variety of ailments.