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Australian PM Promises More Support for Iraq Against IS

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has promised the Iraqi government more help to fight Islamic State militants. Abbott made the pledge Monday during a previously unannounced visit to Iraq.   The Australian government already has joined U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq. It has also promised to send 200 Special Forces soldiers to act as military advisers to the Iraqi army. On Monday, Abbott made his first visit as Australia’s Prime Minister...

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