Australian troops stay in Iraq despite missile attacks


“And the cessation of those immediate hostilities that we saw yesterday and the nature of the statement also issued by the President today, as well as the intelligence that we have, means that we are in a position to continue to undertake the mission that we have set for ourselves in the Middle East,” he said.

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Mr Morrison has also discussed the unfolding situation in Iraq with the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

“We remain together and working together to ensure not only the safety of our own people, but to also ensure that we are in a position to continue to build a stronger Iraq,” he said.

Australia has several hundred troops deployed to Iraq along with a team of diplomatic staff.



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