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Australian troops to stay in Middle East despite US pullout: Morrison

Australian troops will remain in the Middle East despite US President Donald Trump announcing the withdrawal of thousands of soldiers from Syria and Afghanistan in a…

  • Eryk Bagshaw
  • Brisbane Times

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia’s presence “will remain” in the region, where more than 600 troops continue to conduct operations and train local troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“We have to be conscious of the potential for a resilient and a resurgent [Islamic State],” he said.  “We’re in regular dialogue, we’re engaging with the US about what their plans are and to ensure there can be some alignment with both their thinking and…

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