MESOP NEWS INSIGHT : Mattis Makes Unannounced Visit to Baghdad

22 Aug 2017 – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met officials in Baghdad on Tuesday as the Iraqi military launched an offensive to retake the city of Tal Afar (VOA) from the self-proclaimed Islamic State. He will also meet the leader of the Iraqi Kurdistan, who the United States has urged to postpone an upcoming independence vote. Read all