ADF completes second delivery of military stores mission to Iraq
4 September 2014
Australia has delivered a second air shipment of military stores to Erbil in Northern Iraq.
The RAAF C-17A Globemaster aircraft flew from Tirana, Albania via Baghdad where Iraqi officials inspected and cleared the cargo prior to delivery.
The mission was carried out without incident and the C-17A is now returning to Al Minhad Air Base (AMAB) in the UAE.
Chief of Joint Operations, Vice Admiral David Johnston said the latest shipment is evidence of Australia’s continuing commitment to the people of Iraq.
“These supply runs are vital and most appreciated by those at the forefront of the campaign against Islamic extremists,” Vice Admiral Johnston said.
Royal Australian Air Force C-130J Hercules and C-17A Globemaster aircraft remain available to assist with more tasks.
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