Jalal Talabani, a former president of Iraq and a Kurdish political leader has died. Talabani died at the age of 83.
A family members reporters that Talabani had died Tuesday in a hospital in German capital Berlin following a long struggle with illness.
Talabani was born on Nov. 12, 1933 in the northern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah.
He was elected president of post-invasion Iraq in 2005 and was re-elected for a second term in 2010.
Talabani is also the founder of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, PUK, party, of which he had served as secretary-general.