Australia to Send More Troops to Train Iraqi Military

March 3, 2015 4:02 AM

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Australia to Send More Troops to Train Iraqi Military

CANBERRA, Australia—Australia will send around 300 additional troops to Iraq to help train local security forces fighting Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday.

Australian troops would join around 143 New Zealand personnel in the coming weeks in a joint training team at Taji, northwest of Baghdad, in a deployment expected to last around two years, Mr. Abbott said.

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