‘ Australian Air-Craft Join US-led Coalition in Air-Strikes Against Islamic State ‘
#AceWorldNews – AUSTRALIA – October 01 – Australian aircraft will join the US-led coalition in air-strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday it was reported.
The aircraft are being sent ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions, Reuters reported.
Abbott sent 10 aircraft and some 600 personnel last month to the United Arab Emirates in preparation for joining the coalition.
“Australian air-strikes await final clearances from the Iraqi government and a further decision by our own,” Abbott told parliament.