Title Australian Defence Forces in Afghanistan.
Database Press Releases
Date 03-12-2001
Author HILL, Robert
Citation Id 1HJ56
Cover date Monday, 3 December 2001
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Item Online Text: 655637
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Australian Defence Forces in Afghanistan.

MEDIA RELEASE Senator the Hon. Robert Hill Leader of the Government in the Senate Minister for Defence


03 Dec 2001 MIN 480/01

MEDIA RELEASE Australian Defence Forces in Afghanistan  

Federal Defence Minister Robert Hill today confirmed an advance party of Australian troops arrived this morning (Australian time) in Afghanistan.

"The advance party of Australian troops has arrived in Afghanistan and the remaining party will be arriving within the next day or so," Senator Hill said.

Australian Forces will operate with US Forces in Southern Afghanistan to assist in the fight against the Taliban and Al Qaida networks.

Australian Forces will operate under Australian command and their tasking will be coordinated through a Coalition command centre.

At this stage, the duration of the operation is not known, but Senator Hill said it could continue for several months.

"The Australian Forces are well prepared and trained for these tasks," Senator Hill said.

"We wish them well in this important mission."




Monday, December 3, 2001 MIN 480/01

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