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Australian Special Forces to Advise Iraqis on Islamic State Fight

Australia will soon send 200 special forces troops to Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in their fight against Islamic State militants. Australian warplanes are part of the U.S.-led coalition in the Middle East, and have already begun bombing raids on jihadist targets in Iraq It has taken several weeks for officials to agree to a legal framework for the deployment of Australian Special Forces in Iraq. Some 200 commandos have been stationed for the past month at a U.S....

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