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.
If you can't produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can.
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.
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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.