Australian forces in Iraq

Chief of Army and Regimental Sergeant Major-Army, recently visited our Task Group Taji 4 troops doing a great job training the Iraqi Security Forces as part of Operation OKRA in Iraq – Australian Army

Operation OKRA is the Australian Defence Force’s contribution to the international effort to combat the Daesh (also known as ISIL) terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria. Australia’s contribution is being closely coordinated with the Iraqi government, Gulf nations and a broad coalition of international partners.

About 780 ADF personnel have deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation OKRA. These personnel make up the Air Task Group (ATG), the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) and Task Group Taji (TG Taji).

Approximately 400 personnel have been assigned to the ATG, approximately 80 personnel are assigned to the SOTG and approximately 300 personnel are assigned to TG Taji.

Read More At:

http://www.defence.gov.au/operations/okra/

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