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Acting Pentagon chief visits Baghdad to support Iraqi sovereignty, discuss Syria withdrawal

Middle East | 2019-02-12 10:27:51
Acting Pentagon chief visits Baghdad to support Iraqi sovereignty, discuss Syria withdrawal
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for an unannounced trip that the State Department said would emphasize the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and discuss the future of U.S. troops there.

The visit comes after President Donald Trump said this month that an American presence was needed to watch Iran.

In his first trip to Iraq, Shanahan is set to also discuss the withdrawal of American troops from Syria with U.S. commanders and meet with Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

Reuters
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