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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Pompeo in Cairo After a Short Visit to Iraq

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7Dnews London

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 21:12 GMT

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Cairo on Wednesday after a brief visit to Iraq to reassure Washington's allies of support for the war against the Isis despite a US troop withdrawal from Syria.

Pompeo stopped Wednesday in Baghdad for an unplanned visit before heading to Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Since the sudden announcement by President Donald Trump of the withdrawal of his 2,000-strong troops from Syria, questions have been raised about the fate of US backed Kurdish units fighting against Isis.


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