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Special Operations Task Group (SOTG)

A Special Operations Task Group has deployed to the Middle East Region and is providing military advice and assistance to the Counter-Terrorism Service of the Iraqi Security Forces. These forces are taking the fight to the Daesh terrorists.

The legal protections required for deployment of the SOTG have been agreed with the Iraqi Government and the advise and assist mission is being conducted in direct support to the Iraqi Security Forces.

Defence will not comment on the movement of personnel in the Middle East or the conduct of activities of the SOTG for operational security reasons.