Aust boosts Iraq troop numbers

March 3, 2015 4:34 AM

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Aust boosts Iraq troop numbers

Australia will send an extra 300 troops to Iraq as the embattled nation seeks to train more forces to seize back key cities held by Islamic State.

The 300 regular forces - who will be fully deployed by June - will be involved in training operations jointly with New Zealand based at Taji, about 30km north of Baghdad.

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