Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement from Baghdad that she had secured the necessary legal guarantees from the Iraqi government to go ahead with the deployment of the elite troops.
    
The Australian special forces arrived a month ago in United Arab Emirates to participate in the multi-national coalition put together by US to battle the Islamic State group.
    
At the same time, Australia also sent six F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighters which are flying almost daily combat missions against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq.
    
Australia sent 2,000 troops to support US and British forces in the 2003 Iraq War. But Australia has ruled out a ground combat role in the current conflict.

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