BREAKING: ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Just Made Unannounced Visit To THIS Muslim Country… Here’s What We Know

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Baghdad, IRAQ — U.S. Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis arrived in Iraq Tuesday in an unannounced visit, media reports said as Iraq launches an offensive against another Islamic State haven.

The visit comes as Iraqi offensive launched Sunday to retake the town of Tal Afar, Islamic State’s last holdout in Nineveh province which the group held since 2014, Iraqi News reports.

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Mattis had previously said in statements in Amman that the battle against Islamic State militants was far from over, adding that following Tal Afar offensives, the Iraqi troop would aim at IS’s havens west of the Euphrates river.

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The United States has led a military coalition of more than 60 world countries battling Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

“U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Mattis, who will meet Abadi and Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali, would discuss the future of U.S. forces in Iraq after the fall of the remaining cities under Islamic State and the role they could play in stabilizing operations.” Reuters said Tuesday.

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces have been battling IS militants who declared a “caliphate” rule in Iraq and Syria in 2014. The group lost its caliphate’s capital, Mosul, to Iraqi forces early July.

Message to the Department of Defense from Secretary of Defense James Mattis

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“It’s good to be back and I’m grateful to serve alongside you as Secretary of Defense.

Together with the Intelligence Community we are the sentinels and guardians of our nation. We need only look to you, the uniformed and civilian members of the Department and your families, to see the fundamental unity of our country.

You represent an America committed to the common good; an America that is never complacent about defending its freedoms; and an America that remains a steady beacon of hope for all mankind.

Every action we take will be designed to ensure our military is ready to fight today and in the future. Recognizing that no nation is secure without friends, we will work with the State Department to strengthen our alliances.

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Further, we are devoted to gaining full value from every taxpayer dollar spent on defense, thereby earning the trust of Congress and the American people.

I am confident you will do your part. I pledge to you I’ll do my best as your Secretary.”

AMERICA FIRST!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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