Pence visits U.S. troops in Iraq, holds call with prime minister


Al ASAD AIR BASE, IRAQ (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited U.S. troops in Iraq on Saturday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday period.

During his visit Pence also held a call with Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

Pence visited Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday.

Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, Jeff Mason; Writing by John Davison, Kirsten Donovan; Editing by Frances Kerry