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IRAN'S AYATOLLAH UNDERGOES SURGERY

Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini underwent surgery today to stop internal bleeding in his digestive system, Tehran radio reported.

The radio broadcast a statement from Ayatollah Khomeini's office saying the Iranian spiritual leader, 89, was in satisfactory condition after the operation.

In Paris, Ayatollah Mehdi Rouhani, spiritual leader of the European Shiite community, called the Associated Press to say he had information that Khomeini had "lost a great deal of blood" and was in "precarious" condition.

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