US defense chief makes surprise visit to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived Monday morning in Baghdad to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and senior US military commanders based in the country. Carter's visit is focused on the Obama administration's initiative to increase the amount of special forces troops operating against ISIS ahead of an Iraqi army attack to liberate the city of Mosul from the terrorist organization.   

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