Mauritania President

November 24, 2012 - 5:33 PM
File - In this Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, handout file photo released by the Mauritanian government news agency AMI (Agence Mauritanienne de l'Information), Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz recovers at the Ksar Military Hospital in Noukchott, Mauritania before being evacuated to France for further treatment for a gunshot wound sustained to the arm. Mauritania's Minister of Communication says President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has been lightly wounded by friendly fire after his vehicle was fired upon by the military on the outskirts of the capital, Nouakchott. Thousands of Mauritanians lined the street from the airport to welcome back President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who went to France for five weeks of medical treatment after being accidentally shot in a friendly fire incident. His return Saturday Nov 24 2012, puts an end to speculation over the state of his health, as well as over the future of Mauritania.(AP Photo/Agence Mauritanienne de l'Information, file)