April 17, 2003

OUR BOYS DO GOOD: Australian


Australian SAS troops have captured up to 60 Ba'ath Party leaders and Fedayeen fighters as they attempted to flee into neighbouring Syria.

The captures in north-western Iraq this week underline the unsung role that Australia has played in the war against Saddam.

Key among the 2,000-strong Australian contingent is a squadron of about 150 Australian SAS, highly respected in the special forces world. They worked closely with British and American counterparts and were involved in the seizure of air bases in western Iraq.

Posted by Tim Blair at April 17, 2003 03:54 PM