Operation OKRA

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Operation OKRA is the Australian Defence Force's contribution to the international effort to combat the Daesh (also known as ISIL) terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria. Australia's contribution is being closely coordinated with the Iraqi government, Gulf nations and a broad coalition of international partners.

About 780 ADF personnel have deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation OKRA. These personnel make up the Air Task Group (ATG), the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) and Task Group Taji (TG Taji).

Approximately 300 personnel have been assigned to the ATG, approximately 80 personnel are assigned to the SOTG and approximately 300 personnel are assigned to TG Taji.

Aircraft involved include a KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport and an E-7A Wedgetail providing Airborne Early Warning and Control.

Visit the Defence website for more information and imagery on Operation OKRA.