Defence Force Touch Football
Australian Army soldiers from Task Group Taji showed their support for the St George Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters ANZAC Day Cup fixture with a game of touch football at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq.
The Iraqi Security Forces continue to be trained by Task Group Taji personnel from Australia and New Zealand at the Taji Military Complex in Iraq as part of the broader international Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission.
The training includes weapon handling, building clearances and obstacle breaching techniques; as well as training in the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for squad through to company-level operations to use in their fight against Daesh.
Task Group Taji’s BPC contribution is part of Australia’s broader Defence contribution to Iraq, codenamed Operation OKRA, which includes a Special Operations Task Group and an Air Task Group.