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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with President Barham Salih, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, House Speaker Mohammad Halabousi, Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim and US troops after arriving in Baghdad on an unannounced visit.
Pompeo and government officials did not make any comments to the media.
The visit comes about two weeks after US President Donald Trump's visit to Iraq to inspect US troops without meeting any officials.
Baghdad is the second leg of a regional tour by Pompeo, which began Tuesday in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
Trump, on December 26, paid a surprise visit to US troops in hours, his first visit to a conflict zone since his election two years ago.
Although the government authorities declared victory over the terrorist organization Da'ash in December 2017, the organization still maintains small cells and pockets in mountainous and desert areas, especially near the border with neighboring Syria, and remains capable of launching attacks.
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