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Donald Trump flies to Iraq for an unannounced visit while preparations are underway to withdraw troops from neighbouring Syria.

The trip is his first to a conflict zone nearly two years into his presidency and days after announcing a pullout of American troops from Syria.

President Trump had said he would visit Afghanistan soon but visited Iraq over the Christmas holiday, instead.

The US leader and first lady make an unannounced Christmas visit to US service personnel.

Trip comes one week after president stunned advisers with announcement he would withdraw troops from Syria