Task Group Taji Rotation 2
1 February 2016
Australian Army soldiers from the second rotation of Task Group Taji have continued the good work of Rotation 1 through delivering ongoing training to the Iraqi Army during the handover between the two rotations.
TG Taji Rotation 2 members, who began the handover from Rotation 1 in early December, have continued to deliver training in urban clearances, explosive hazard awareness training, medical and live fire practices in the early stages of their rotation.
The Iraqi Security Forces continue to be trained by Task Group Taji personnel from Australia and New Zealand at the Taji Military Complex in Iraq as part of the broader international Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission. The training includes weapon handling, building clearances and obstacle breaching techniques; as well as training in the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for squad through to company-level operations to use in their fight against Daesh.
Task Group Taji's BPC contribution is part of Australia's broader Defence contribution to Iraq, codenamed Operation OKRA, which includes a Special Operations Task Group and an Air Task Group.