Australian forces could help with America's Iraq mission: Tony Abbott

By Judith Ireland
Updated August 15 2014 - 12:13am, first published August 9 2014 - 6:15am
"There is a looming humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in northern Iraq right now": Tony Abbott. Photo: Cole Bennetts/Getty Images

Australian forces could be involved in a humanitarian mission to Iraq within days, to provide food and water to the thousands of people stranded in the north of the country, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced.



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