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    Australia launches first air strikes inside Syria

    Australia's air force has been bombing IS targets in Iraq for about 12 months

    Baku. 16 September. REPORT.AZ/ The Australian government has confirmed it has launched its first air strikes inside Syria against targets of the so-called Islamic State (IS).

    Australia is part of an international military coalition targeting IS strongholds in Syria and Iraq.

    Report informs citing BBC, three air strikes were made on Monday, destroying an IS armoured personnel carrier and a crude oil collection point, the US said in a statement

    Australia's air force has been bombing IS targets in Iraq for about 12 months.

    Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott last week confirmed the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) would extend its action from Iraq into Syria at the request of the US, as he also announced that Australia would accept 12,000 Syrian refugees from persecuted minorities.

    The UK, United Arab Emirates, Canada, and France were some of the other nations who took part in the most recent bombing raids. 

    Fifteen air strikes were carried out in Iraq, using attack, bomber, fighter, fighter-attack and remotely piloted aircraft. 

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