Carter Makes Unannounced Visit to Iraq

July 23, 2015 10:18 AM

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Iraq, which is fighting Islamic State militants with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes and training.

Carter landed early Thursday in Baghdad, where he will meet with top Iraqi officials including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi.

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