Saudi Intelligence head recovering from brain operation
Saudi intelligence chief Prince Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz is recovering well after an operation for a brain hemorrhage and is expected to soon leave hospital, the official SPA news agency said Wednesday.
"He's in good health now after coming out of intensive care," in a Beirut hospital, Prince Saud bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz said.
70-year-old Prince Nawaf, suffered a hemorrhage at the beginning of the Arab summit in Beirut at the end of March.
"He's expected to leave hospital soon and he's in good condition," his deputy added.
Nawaf, a son of the late Saudi founder King Abdul Aziz, is a confidante of de facto ruler Crown Prince Abdullah.
He took over the intelligence role in August 2001 after serving the Saudi kingdom as interior minister, head of the national guard and of the royal court. He was appointed advisor to the late King Faisal in 1968. (Albawaba.com)
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