40 New Zealand troops headed for Afghanistan, Iraq
A C-130 Hercules would accompany an Australian Defence Force joint task force to transport freight and personnel from June to December, the official added.
According to the Stuff website, Maj. Gen. Tim Gall, joint forces commander, called the push a response to requests from coalition partners, including the US Secretary.
"We work with ADF, the United States and other partners in Afghanistan, Iraq and other parts of the world. This deployment marks our latest contribution,” Gall said.
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