Pregnant U.S. minor moved to Iraq from Syria: officials

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Posted: Oct 31, 2017 5:11 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Tuesday that U.S. forces had moved a person who is under 18 years old to Iraq from Syria and two U.S. officials said the minor was a pregnant American.

"U.S. forces recently relocated a minor from Syria safely to Iraq," the Pentagon said in a statement.

The U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said she was in the hands of State Department officials in Iraq and would travel back to the United States, although they did not say when.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; editing by Grant McCool)