The parents of conjoined twins have said their children's crucial separation surgery was a success after they appealed for prayers from well-wishers.
Annie and Issie Bateson, from Toombridge, Antrim, Northern Ireland, were born joined from the chest to the pelvis.
The girls have separate hearts but share a liver, bladder and bowel whilst they have one leg each and one shared fused leg.
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Mum Hannah, 31, said their surgery took place at the renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
The separation surgery had originally been planned for the end of May but was put back due to the illness and later delayed again because of staff holidays over the summer months until September.
In a post on social media on Wednesday, the couple revealed that their conjoined twins have now been separated.
"Annie and Issie have been separated. It was a very long day, their surgery lasted until the early hours of Tuesday morning but our wee girlies did so well," they said.
"There is a long recovery in front of them and we expect there to be some bumps along the way but they are strong wee ladies and are being well cared for.
"I just want to say THANK YOU, the love we have been shown has been completely overwhelming and the prayers that have been said for them have carried us through. The team that carried out the girls surgery are just amazing and we are very grateful.
"Please continue to pray for their recovery, for healing and for them to be as comfortable as possible. Thank you God for having your hand on our daughters."
Hannah wrote on Facebook that she and her husband Dan, 32, would “hold our girls as close as possible” after of the 18 hour operation.
The girls, who are one in just 2.5million, were born safely six months ago.
The couple first found out their daughters were conjoined twins in a 12-week scan last year.
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