The president was seen shaking hands with camouflage-clad personnel, signing autographs and posing for photos at the base. President Trump was due to meet Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi during the trip but the talks were cancelled over what Mr Mahdi's office called "disagreements" over organisation.
The US has for years supported the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against the militant Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. The YPG, Syrian branch of PKK that is listed a terror organisation by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union, has been seeking for global support to prevent any possible Turkish operation against them in Syria.
Trump's statement about the role American troops could play in Syria from inside Iraq could be problematic. While visiting troops in western Iraq on Wednesday, Trump said that because of the military's gains against the militant group, US forces can return home to their families.
A single-engine airplane crashed into a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, neighborhood, leaving at least one person dead and four homes evacuated. The exact number of people in the plane and homes wasn't immediately clear. Four homes were affected by the plane crash, Smith added. Firefighters were able to "knock down" the fire that resulted from the crash within 10 minutes, he said.
At least 430 people were killed Saturday when the tsunami - sparked by landslides from an erupting volcano - swept through the Sunda Strait , leaving about 1,500 injured and nearly 22,000 displaced in villages on the Java and Sumatra coasts, officials said Wednesday.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has been has been communicating with its allies that the arbitrary detention of the two Canadians sets a "worrying precedent" - a point she says has resonated. Beijing and Ottawa found themselves entangled in a diplomatic crisis following the arrest of Meng Wanzhou over alleged violations of anti-Iranian sanctions in Vancouver on 1 December at the request of U.S.