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Operation OKRA

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 450 ADF personnel are deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation OKRA. This includes personnel in the Australian/New Zealand-led Task Group Taji (TG Taji), the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) and embedded personnel in the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve.

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.

Imagery
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Hornet refuelling

Video
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