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Australia's role in the fight against ISIS

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September 12, 2017

The Australian air strike contribution represents five per cent of the fight against ISIS.

THE AUSTRALIAN CONTRIBUTION IN IRAQ AND SYRIA

* Australian fighter jets have carried out 2521 sorties, clocked up 19,586.7 flying hours and dropped 2222 bombs in Iraq between October 2014 and end of August 2017.

* Australian fighter jets have carried out 50 sorties in Syria, 328.8 flying hours and dropped 74 bombs.

* Wedgetail early warning and control aircraft have done 376 sorties in Iraq and clocked up 4680 flying hours and 211 sorties to Syria.

* Australia's refueller tanker has done 1101 sorties in Iraq, 145 to Syria and clocked up 8686 flying hours and offloaded 86,522,285 pounds of fuel to other aircraft which equates to 50 million litres or enough to fill approximately 980,000 average family cars.

(Source: Australian Air Task Group - statistic up to August 31 2017)

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