Australia to join Iraq bombing missions

October 3, 2014 3:37 AM

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The federal government has approved air combat operations in Iraq to fight Islamic State extremists.

The decision to send in Super Hornets as part of a US-led mission came after a meeting of the national security committee and cabinet in Canberra on Friday.

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