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Senior adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive for news conference with President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly made an unannounced visit to Iraq


Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, reportedly visited Iraq over the past weekend on an unannounced trip, NBC News reports

Kushner joined Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. to see the situation in Iraq for himself and to show support for the government, an anonymous source told The Associated Press. The visit comes shortly after a deployment of 275 U.S. soldiers to Iraq. 

Kushner has advised Trump on the Middle East and has been tasked with trying to negotiate a peace deal between Israel and Palestine.

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Kushner's wife, Ivanka Trump, was also recently named an adviser to the president.

War continues to rage in  Iraq as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fight to reclaim Mosul from ISIS. Officials said the urban combat there has been the deadliest since World War II, with 774 Iraqi troops dying and 4,600 wounded since the offensive began in October.

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Jared Kushner, son-in-law of of President-elect Donald Trump walks from Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in New York. As Trump and President Barack Obama met privately at the White House, Kushner, strolled the mansion's South Lawn, deep in conversation with Obama's chief of staff. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The New York Times reported Kushner was invited by Dunford Jr., the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. Kushner is also expected to play a key role in meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping later this week.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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