US wants Aust SAS troops: report

September 10, 2014 10:01 PM

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The United States is pushing for Australia to contribute special forces soldiers to help an international coalition defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq.

Citing senior government sources, The West Australian reports that Washington wants Australia to send Special Air Service Regiment troops and Commandos.

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