AUS­TRALIAN-NEW ZEALAND TASK GROUP TRAIN IRAQI SOL­DIERS TO FIGHT ISIL

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The com­bined Aus­tralian-New Zealand Task Group have com­pleted train­ing of more than 700 sol­diers from the 16th Di­vi­sion’s 76th Iraqi Army Brigade to fight the Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant (ISIL) mil­i­tants in the coun­try. Un­der­taken at the Taji Mil­i­tary Com­plex, north-west of Bagh­dad, the eight-week train­ing pro­gramme fo­cused on the plan­ning and con­duct of oper­a­tions, weapon han­dling, ba­sic tac­ti­cal ma­noeu­vre, and in­te­gra­tion of in­tel­li­gence, as well as lead­er­ship and eth­i­cal be­hav­iour in war. Camp Taji is one of the four US-led build­ing part­ner ca­pac­ity (BPC) mis­sion sites across Iraq. The grad­u­a­tion of 76th Brigade sol­diers takes the to­tal num­ber of Iraqi Se­cu­rity Forces per­son­nel trained by coali­tion forces across the BPC sites to fight ISIL, also called Daesh, to 10,000.

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