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Iraqi President Reportedly Recovering From Illness --> Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (file photo) (epa) February 27, 2007 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is reported to be in stable condition and recovering well from a bout of exhaustion and mild lung inflammation.

Iraq's ambassador to Jordan, Sa'd al-Hayani, said Talibani will continue recovering in a hospital in Amman for several more days.

Talabani was flown to Jordan on February 25 for medical tests. His doctor has dismissed reports that the president was suffering from heart problems.

Meanwhile, violence claimed at least 22 lives in Iraq today. In the deadliest incident, a suicide truck bomber targeted an Iraqi police station in the northern city of Mosul, killing six officers.

In central Baghdad, a car bombing killed five people. And in the southeast of the city, five people were killed by a roadside bomb.

(compiled from agency reports)

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The Imam Al-Mahdi Army on parade (epa)

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