Australian troops will be deployed in the city of Taj northwest of Baghdad, which already has 140 soldiers from New Zealand.
Last year, Australia sent 600 troops to Iraq: 400 specialists of military aviation and 200 Special Forces soldiers.
"Iraqi Prime Minister supports the decision of our government, moreover, it corresponds to the official US request for the Australian Defence Force contribution to the international coalition," – quotes Reuters Abbott's words.
According to the agency, the Australian troops will be deployed in the city of Taj, which is northwest of Baghdad. The place already has 140 soldiers from New Zealand.
An extensive expansion of IS, as a result of which it seized a large area of Iraq and Syria, was one of the world's major problems in 2014. The group, which has, according to the CIA, nearly 30,000 militants announced about the creation of Caliphate in the occupied territories and seeks to further expand its acquisition.
Earlier, the US President Barack Obama asked the US Congress to approve the use of troops against the IS. It was reported that the US is ready to use Armed Forces against the "Islamic state." Currently, the US fights the militants using air attacks and assists Iraqi forces with intelligence. In 2014 the IS seized cities in Iraq and Syria. They are fought by government troops, the international coalition, Iraqi and Syrian Kurds.Source: RIA-NOVOSTI