IRAQ CRISIS: Australian Troops May Join US Military Forces In Iraq

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Australian soldiers may join US military forces to help rescues Iraqi refugees.

Australia to send troops to Iraq
Australia to send troops to Iraq

According to Australian media, the Australian soldiers could join a limited US-led ground force to help liberate tens of thousands of trapped Iraqi refugees who have fled an attack by fighters from the violent Islamic State group.

Abbott government is considering options to support a strictly humanitarian mission in northern Iraq. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot says, ”We are talking to our partners … about what we can usefully do to help.”