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Operation OKRA is the Australian Defence Force's contribution to the international effort to combat the Daesh (also known as ISIL) terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria. Australia's contribution is being closely coordinated with the Iraqi government, Gulf nations and a broad coalition of international partners.

About 780 ADF personnel have deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation OKRA. These personnel make up the Air Task Group (ATG), the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) and Task Group Taji (TG Taji).

Approximately 400 personnel have been assigned to the ATG, approximately 80 personnel are assigned to the SOTG and approximately 300 personnel are assigned to TG Taji.

Further information about the international effort to combat the Daesh terrorist threat in Iraq can be found at the U.S. Department of Defense website.

Operation OKRA is the Australian Defence Force's contribution to the international effort to combat the Daesh (also known as ISIL) terrorist threat in Iraq. Australia's contribution is being closely coordinated with the Iraqi government, Gulf nations and a broad coalition of international partners.

About 600 ADF personnel have deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation OKRA. These personnel make up the Air Task Group (ATG) and the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG).

Approximately 400 personnel have been assigned to the ATG and approximately 200 personnel are assigned to the SOTG.

Following further requests from the Iraqi and United States Governments, The Australian Government has decided to commence preparations to contribute a military force to a new training mission in Iraq known as Build Partner Capacity. Having slowed Daesh's (ISIL's) advance, Iraq's Security Forces now require support to build their capacity to reclaim and hold their territory.

Further information about the international effort to combat the Daesh terrorist threat in Iraq can be found at the U.S. Department of Defense website.

A Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft takes off for a mission in the Middle East.

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Hornet refuelling

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