April 25, 2018

Australia is not going to fight in Middle East

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says that the so-called Islamic State (IS) group is weak and Australia has no plans to send combat troops to fight it, .

His remarks contrasted with former prime minister Tony Abbott’s description of IS as a “death cult”.
Mr Abbott, now serving as a backbench MP, called for Australia to commit combat troops to the Middle East after the Paris attacks.

Australia is part of a US-led coalition bombing the group in Iraq and Syria.

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