Theresa May makes secret visit to Iraq

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Prime minister meets UK troops and Haider al-Abadi as government promises extra £10m to help fight Islamic State

Theresa May has become the first British prime minister to visit Iraq since 2008, touring a military base near Baghdad and holding talks with her counterpart while promising to increase UK efforts to boost the fight against Islamic State.

The prime minister arrived in an RAF Hercules plane at the Taji base, north of Baghdad, on Wednesday morning, flying in from Jordan.

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