President Trump's Son-In-Law Kushner Arrives In Iraq

No formal announcement was made regarding the trip, and the White House has not confirmed Kushner's presence in Iraq.

General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, asked Kushner and White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert to accompany him on the trip, Navy Captain Greg Hicks said in an emailed statement.

Speaking after lengthy battlefield reports from two Iraqi generals, Kushner sounded upbeat about the campaign and said the partnership between USA and Iraqi troops was "very impressive". For the military and security professionals managing the mission, the midair public disclosure of secret White House plans amounted to a security breach.

Iraqi forces have been engaged in a grinding battle for west Mosul since last month, fighting that has pushed more than 200,000 civilians to flee.

Kushner was travelling on behalf of Trump to express the president's support and commitment to Iraq's government and U.S. personnel helping combat Daesh, said Dunford's spokesman, Navy Captain Greg Hicks.

Kushner was also the latest Trump associate to be swept up into the ongoing probe into contacts with Russian officials.

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The United States is leading an worldwide coalition fighting the IS group, launching air strikes to assist Iraqi forces on the ground.

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Trump and husband of Ivanka, arrived in Iraq Monday on a surprise trip, according to NBC News.

"I hope the victory that you have in Mosul in the near future will not just be a victory for the American and Iraqi troops but it will be a victory for the world", Kushner said.

The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadan met for the first time Trump on March 20 and said that after he had received confirmation of greater support from America in the fight against the Islamic State, but warned that military means will not suffice.

Iraq was part of the Trump administration's original travel ban but was removed from the revised version after a request from the Pentagon and the State Department highlighting Iraq's key role in fighting the Islamic State.

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