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Iraqi President ill

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani fell ill and was flown to Jordan unconscious on Sunday for an immediate medical checkup, medical and government officials said.

Talabani's son, Qubad Talabani, said his father was suffering from fatigue and exhaustion.

The longtime Kurdish leader's departure from Iraq for Jordan's capital Amman should not be interpreted as an indication that his health is grave, Talabani’s son said.

Talabani "is in stable condition, and we hope he will come back to this country in a safe and healthy way," said a written statement from Talabani’s office.