Australia plays a major role in the Coalition since they entered in 2014 – as a leading contributor of troops training Iraqi forces; participant in airstrikes in Iraq and Syria; and significant humanitarian donor.

The threat of Daesh reaches out from Iraq and Syria across the Middle East to the entire international community. Australia will continue its strong contribution to addressing this shared challenge.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP


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conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria.
in humanitarian assistance in response to Iraq and Syria crises since 2011.
troops training Iraqi Army and advising and assisting Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service.