The miracle twins, Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf, have left intensive care and been cuddled by their parents for the first time since their separation.

The Corkonian twins were born conjoined at the chest last December.

Last month, the twins underwent separation surgery at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

GOSH have released a statement saying the twins are now breathing unaided and are being bottle-fed.

“Doctors at the hospital continue to be pleased by their progress and recovery," said a GOSH spokesperson.

Although the twins have been moved out of intensive care and into a surgical ward, the spokesperson warned that it would take a long time for the twins to recover.

The twins have been dubbed the "little fighters" in the press and their parents, Angie and Azzedine, said they are living up to their name.
"We are happy to announce that Hassan and Hussein have left the intensive care unit and are doing well/

"We’ve enjoyed our first cuddles since their separation and they were worth the long wait,” they said.

A TV documentary about the "little fighters" will be shown across Britain and Ireland tonight.

The documentary, “Separate Lives: The Cork Conjoined Twins Story,” was filmed over the last three months by ITV's flagship Tonight program.

Angie and Azzedine Benhaffaf will feature predominantly in the program and will discuss the hardships they have endured over the last five months.

Fundraising for the "little fighters" is continuing, anyone wishing to contribute can do so by donating to, The Little Fighters Fund: Permanent TSB, St Patrick’s Street, Cork; sort code: 99-07-03; A/C: 16556196.