Australia deploys special forces, joins air strikes in Iraq

Iraqi Shiite fighters from Tal Afar take part in a parade in the Shiite shrine city of Karbala in Iraq on October 2, 2014, ahead of joining the fight against Islamic State jihadistsSydney (AFP) – Australia’s cabinet Friday authorised the deployment of special forces and military air strikes to tackle the Islamic State organisation in Iraq, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said.

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