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Monday, 05 January 2015 - 19:33
Australia Prime Minister Tony Abbott in surprise Iraq visit
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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reaffirmed Australia's commitment to the military campaign against Islamic State during a surprise visit to Iraq today.

He met his Iraqi counterpart Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad as part of his first visit to the country.

Australia is part of a US-led coalition targeting IS in the country.

IS controls a broad swathe of territory, spanning a borderless stretch of Syria and Iraq.
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