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Australia Iraq ISIS Tony Abbott

Australia to airlift weapons

31 Aug, 2014

The Royal Australian Air Force will deliver weapons to Kurdish fighters battling ISIS. Abbott says the decision to join Canada, Italy, the U.S., France and Britain is made to address a worsening ‘humanitarian crisis.’

Australia will join international partners to help the [anti-IS] forces in Iraq

The RAAF will provide C-130J Hercules and C-17A Globemaster aircraft. It has previously limited its air operations to humanitarian drops.