Australian Troops Leave for Middle East

(AAP/The Age-Australia) Australian troops will start heading to the Middle East Thursday in preparation for a possible war against Iraq. The transport carrier HMAS Kanimbla will be carrying a Sea King helicopter, an army landing craft, an army air defense detachment, and a specialist explosives ordnance disposal team. Other units to be dispatched include members of the elite SAS, a Royal Australian Air Force reconnaissance team with up to 14 F/A-18 Hornets, CH-47 troop-lift helicopters, C-130 transport aircraft, a navy clearance diver team, and a quick reaction commando unit.

2003-01-23 00:00:00

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