Australia to send further troops to train Iraqis

February 20, 2015 11:57 AM

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Australia is to send additional troops to Iraq – numbering in the low hundreds – for a longer-term training role that will see Diggers in the country until at least the end of the year.

The troops will remain "behind the wire" on bases, it is understood. They will likely be made up of between 200 and 300 regular army forces and will broadly replace the current special forces commandos who are working in an "advise and assist" role with the Iraqis in the fight against the Islamic St...

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