Australia to end airstrikes in Iraq and Syria following victory over Isis

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Announcement by Marise Payne comes after Iraqi PM’s declaration earlier this month of victory over the terrorist group

The defence minister, Marise Payne, has announced Australia will scale back its operations in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The country’s six super hornets will head home from the Middle East, marking the end of Australia’s airstrike operations.

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