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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari met his Syrian counterpart Walid al-Muallem at Baghdad airport on Thursday, Iraq's Afaq TV channel said.

The visit comes after Turkey on Wednesday entered northern Syria as part of an operation aimed at driving Islamic State out of a border area and stopping Kurdish militia fighters from seizing territory.

Islamic State has seized territory in both Iraq and Syria.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; editing by John Stonestreet)

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