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Eideh went to Syria twice before US ban

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August 11, 2017

Victorian MP Khalil Eideh (right) visited Syria more often than he first revealed.

A Victorian Labor MP stopped from entering the US while on a parliamentary study trip made two private journeys to Syria this year.

Khalil Eideh, who was born in Lebanon to Syrian parents, visited the war-torn country to see his elderly father and paid for the trips himself, a government source confirmed on Friday.

When the upper house MP returned to Melbourne last month after being denied US entry at Canada's Vancouver airport, he told reporters he hadn't been to Syria since Christmas.

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