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George W Bush makes surprise trip to Baghdad

The surprise visit by Bush comes 6 days after US air strike killed al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq.

india Updated: Jun 13, 2006 22:54 IST
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US President George W Bush has arrived in Iraq, state television said on Tuesday.

The surprise visit by Bush comes six days after a US air strike killed al-Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq.

Bush had been expected to hold a videoconference with new Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his cabinet later on Tuesday.

US President George W Bush was expected to be on the ground in Iraq for more than five hours and speak to US troops, the White House said.

First Published: Jun 13, 2006 19:06 IST