US Defense Secretary Carter in Iraq for talks on Mosul

December 11, 2016 09:51

BAGHDAD, Dec 11 (Reuters) - US Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Baghdad on Sunday for talks with Iraqi leaders on the US-backed military campaign against Islamic State militants in Mosul, the Pentagon said.

It said Carter would meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the president of the Kurdish region Massoud Barzani, and the commander of the US-led coalition supporting Iraqi forces, US Lieutenant-General Steve Townsend.

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