TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Judiciary Chief Hojatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi sent a message to Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, expressing hope that the top Shiite cleric would rapidly recover from his “successful” surgery.

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In the message to Grand Ayatollah Sistani, released on Monday, Raeisi expressed happiness at the news about “the successful surgery” of the top cleric.  

The Iranian Judiciary Chief further prayed for the Iraqi cleric’s recovery to full health.

Grand Ayatollah Sistani underwent surgery on Thursday. A medical source told al-Sumaria News website that the surgery was successful.

The source said the surgery was performed after the senior cleric suffered a fracture to his left thigh bone.

Earlier on Thursday, the office of the source of emulation said in a statement, “Last night His Eminence Ayatollah Sistani had an incidental strain to his left leg which resulted in a fracture to his thigh bone and he will undergo surgery today.”