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Australia Expected To Announce More Troops Bound For Iraq - Abc News

The Cabinet had on Monday night approved the deployment as part of a joint Australia-New Zealand training mission foreshadowed by the New Zealand government last week, media reported on Tuesday. The joint mission will number around 400 troops, including 143 New Zealand personnel already announced by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Fairfax Media and Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Foreign other Minister Julie Bishop refused to confirm the Cabinet's decision, but said Prime Minister Tony Abbott would be making an announcement on the deployment later Tuesday. "I'm not going to pre-empt any announcement about that," she told reporters. "But I'm sure you'll be hearing more from the prime minister on that issue today," she added. Australia already fitness has 200 special forces troops in Baghdad advising and assisting Iraqi security forces.
More: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/australia-expected-announce-troops-bound-iraq-29339331

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