ANKARA

An Iraqi baby with a congenital heart disease is recuperating after a successful surgery in Turkey.

Ali Aqeel Jabbar Altaee, who is 30 months old, is a medical miracle, doctors say.

After he was born, he suffered bruising and palpitations.

Doctors in Iraq who diagnosed him said it was a miracle he had lived past the age of 2 with the kind of symptoms he had.

He underwent an eight-hour surgery at Medicana Bahcelievler Hospital in Istanbul. Then, he was taken to the intensive care unit and discharged from the hospital after a month.

Dr. Murat Basaran told Anadolu

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