BAGHDAD / A force compose of 400 soldiers / 300 Australian and 100 New Zealand / headed to Iraq on a training mission for six months.
Australian Media sources quoted the commander of the Australian Fourth Special Forces Task, which will be stationed in Taji base, Colonel Richard Vag, as saying that "about 300 Australian troops, accompanied by 100 others from New Zealand, left the Australian territory, heading to Iraq on a mission lasts for six months to train Iraqi forces in Taji base, north of Baghdad. "
Australian Media pointed to the words of the commander of the First Brigade, Brigadier Benn James as saying, "This force represents the fourth group of the Australian and New Zealand troops to be deployed in Iraq."
Australia and New Zealand are two senior members of the international coalition led by the United States to fight Daesh.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency