Turnbull: No Australian combat troops to fight against IS
Nov 24, Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that his country has no plans to send combat troops to fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.
His comments came after terror attacks in Paris claimed by IS. Turnbull made the comments as part of national security statement to Australia's parliament
His remarks contrasted with former prime minister Tony Abbott's description of IS as a "death cult". Abbott, now serving as a backbench MP, called for Australia to commit combat troops to the Middle East after the Paris attacks, BBC news reported.
Australia is part of a US-led coalition bombing the group in Iraq and Syria.
The Oslo Times