British minister meets Iraq PM on unannounced visit

November 5, 2014 1:28 PM

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BAGHDAD: British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on the fight against the Islamic State group Wednesday during an unannounced visit to Baghdad, Abadi's office said.

Britain is carrying out air strikes against the jihadists, who have seized swathes of Iraq, as part of a US-led campaign to help Baghdad's forces push the group back.

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