Australia to resume airstrikes in Syria
Canberra, June 21: Australia's defense chief says Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets will soon resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after operations were suspended as precaution because Russia threatened it would treat any US-led coalition aircraft flying west of the Euphrates river as potential “targets”.
Australia has six fighter jets based in the United Arab Emirates that strike targets in Syria and Iraq.
Australian Defense Force Chief Mark Binskin says the six Australian warplanes suspended operations in Syria while the Australians examined what was happening in what he had described as a "complex piece of airspace" over Syria. He said, “"It won't be long before you start to see the operations again."
The Oslo Times International News Network