Tony Abbott praises defence force personnel but mission to return MH17 dead remains unaccomplished

By Nick Miller
Updated August 18 2014 - 12:13am, first published August 12 2014 - 5:00pm
Remember them: Tony Abbott with special envoy Angus Houston, defence chief Mark Binskin and AFP commissioner Tony Negus with tributes to the MH17 victims. Photo: Kate Geraghty

For now, Operation Bring Them Home has become Operation Wait and See. While Prime Minister Tony Abbott reaffirmed his pledge to leave none of Australia's flight MH17 crash victims left abandoned in a foreign field, some of the dead may lie there for months to come, the operation to reunite them with their loved ones made impossible by the war raging over their temporary resting place.

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