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Arafat Seriously Ailing, Aides Say

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was suffering from a serious illness early Thursday and undergoing treatment by a team of international doctors at the battered headquarters compound where he has been confined for more than two years, according to Palestinian officials. Arafat, 75, has been sick for about a week and has been examined and treated by doctors from Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan. Doctors and aides have described his illness variously as a severe flu, an intestinal infection and gallstones. Earlier this week, doctors said he underwent an endoscopy to examine his digestive tract.Full Story

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