Thursday, 23 June 2016

Afghan mission up for discussion in Australia

Afghan mission up for discussion: Payne | SBS News: About 250 Australian Defence Force personnel remain in Afghanistan, most in the capital Kabul, assisting Afghan security forces but not participating in combat operations.
Australian troops first deployed to Afghanistan in 2001, with numbers peaking at more than 1500 in mid-2009. Most withdrew at the end of 2013. A total of 41 Australian soldiers have died in Afghanistan.

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