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Australian, NZ team heads home from Iraq

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 12/12/2016

The third group of Australian and New Zealand troops to train members of the Iraqi military for the fight against Islamic State have finished their six-month tour.

Colonel Andrew Lowe, outgoing Commander of Task Group Taji 3, said the men and women of the task group had trained some 9000 Iraqi soldiers.

He formally handed over responsibility for the mission to incoming Commander Task Group Taji Rotation 4 Colonel Richard Vagg at a parade at the Taji military complex near Baghdad last Thursday.

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