Iraqi president Talabani in "critical" condition after stroke

BAGHDAD Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:05pm EST

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani suffered a stroke and is in a "critical but stable condition" in a Baghdad hospital, three government sources said on Tuesday.

"He was transferred to hospital late last night after suffering a stroke," a senior Kurdish official said.

(Reporting by Suadad al-Salhy; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Janet Lawrence)