Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Australia Moves in Iraq

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornets

Australian special forces soldiers have been cleared to start working on the ground in Iraq with local troops against Islamic State, according to reports.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to tell the nation today the Iraqi government has given its final legal approval for the ground forces, which number up to 200 and have been awaiting the all-clear from an air base in the United Arab Emirates, Fairfax Media reports.

The elite troops include experts who will work with the RAAF Super Hornets and Wedgetail surveillance and control planes to call in air strikes on moving IS targets.

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