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France’s Macron Pledges Support to Iraq Against Islamic State as U.S. Cuts Presence

BAGHDAD—French President Emmanuel Macron, on his first official visit to Iraq, pledged support to the country’s new government in its fight against Islamic State, amid concerns over the militant group’s resurgence as the U.S. cuts its troops there.

“We remain committed because the battle against terrorist Daesh continues,” Mr. Macron said Wednesday in a news conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, referring to Islamic State by another name. “But this must happen in the framework of agreements and protocols…

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