Australian Air Task Group conducts first strike mission

9 October 2014 | Media Release

Overnight the Australian Air Task Group operating in the Middle East attacked its first target in Iraq.

Two bombs were dropped from an F/A-18F Super Hornet on to an ISIL facility.

All aircraft exited the target area safely and returned to base.

No further details of this mission are available at this time.

Further information will be provided when Defence conducts its next Operation OKRA update briefing.

Media contact:
Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999

Issued by Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication,
Department of Defence,
Canberra, ACT
Phone: 02 6127 1999 Fax: 02 6265 6946

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