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Abadi, Trump Set to Discuss Islamic State Battle

Voice of America reports:

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for talks Monday that are likely to include the ongoing offensive to recapture the key northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.

Last month, the two leaders discussed the battle against Islamic State during a phone call, but on Monday they will have their first face-to-face meeting.

Before departing for Washington, Abadi said he wanted to talk with Trump about "how to complete the final stages to defeat ISIS and those who are helping them."

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