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Australia commits forces to fight IS

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 01:06

Australia commits to sending troops in the fight against IS. Julie Noce reports.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron returned to Downing Street late Saturday to deal with the latest news of another beheading in Iraq.. that of British national David Haines. Cameron has vowed to bring those responsible to justice and will hold security meetings with his cabinet later Sunday. The incident marks the latest in a series of escalations from Islamic State militants that's prompted US President Barack Obama to announce enhanced military plans to help defeat the group. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been building a coalition of support for Obama's plan and is expected to meet with other world leaders in Paris on Monday. Coalition partner Australia is the first nation to commit to sending troops. Prime Minister Tony Abbott. (SOUNDBITE) (English) AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER TONY ABBOTT SAYING: " within about the last twenty four hours received a specific request from the United States government to contribute forces to possible military action in Iraq." An Australian task group will be prepared to act as military advisers.

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Australia commits forces to fight IS

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 01:06