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US Actress Angelina Jolie Visited Iraq, Met with Refugees and Troops

August 29, 2007 (4:38 am) GMT
Angelina Jolie visited Iraq on Tuesday August 28th to meet with refugees and U.S. troops in the country.

The fun is completely over, it's time to get back on duty. is done with the family time she had with partner and their four children and heading for Iraq to meet with refugees and U.S. troops in the country.

Jolie wrapped up a two-day trip to Syria and Iraq Tuesday August 28th, accompanied by her bodyguard Mickey Brett, in her role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). While she was there, the actress took time meeting with displaced Iraqis in neighboring Syria on Monday before then crossing into Iraq for a few hours the next day, reportedly "to see firsthand the plight of hundreds of thousands of families uprooted by the ongoing conflict."

"I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to the humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners," Jolie said in a statement adding that "It is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq's future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face."

Besides fulfilling her duties for UNHCR, Jolie also met privately with American troops and other multi-national forces in the region.

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