Rex Tillerson makes unannounced trips to Afghanistan and Iraq

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has made an unannounced visit to Iraq to hold talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The meeting follows heightened tension between the two countries about the role of the Popular Mobilisation Forces in Iraq.

Tillerson has called for the Iran-backed militias to be sent home.

It's been a busy day for Tillerson - he began with a separate short trip to Afghanistan to meet with its leaders and discuss confronting the Taliban.

Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Doha.

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