Middle East

April 7, 2009

In Baghdad, Obama tells U.S. troops that Iraqis must take over

President Barack Obama made an unscheduled visit to Iraq Tuesday, meeting commanders, troops and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki — and restated his commitment to remove U.S. troops by the end of 2011. . He landed in Baghdad after flying in secret from Istanbul, Turkey, on his way home to Washington after a five-country, eight-day trip.

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