Australia stands by Iraq against Islamic State, Tony Abbott says

January 4, 2015 8:19 PM

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Australia stands by Iraq against Islamic State, Tony Abbott says

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has vowed Australia will stand with Iraq against the Islamic State militants during an unannounced secret visit to Baghdad.

Mr Abbott also pledged an additional $5 million in aid as he held talks with his Iraqi counterpart, Haider al-Abadi.

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