Qatar’s Father Emir flown to Switzerland to treat broken leg

With reporting from Heba Fahmy and Riham Sheble. Updated with photo of Sheikh Hamad in the hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 7:30pm.

Well wishes from the Qatar community have been pouring in for the Father Emir, who broke his leg while on holiday in Morocco and flew to Switzerland for emergency surgery over the weekend, according to a government statement.

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, 63, had been on vacation at a resort in the Atlas mountains, according to media reports.

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