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An Internally displaced refugee girl from al-Bab town waits to receive food aid in Ekhtreen town, northern Aleppo countryside, Syria January 21, 2017. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is poised to sign an executive order on Friday to temporarily halt refugees from some Muslim-majority nations, a White House official said.

On a visit to the Pentagon, Trump will also sign executive orders on military readiness and on national security, the official said.

(Reporting By Steve Holland, Editing by Franklin Paul)