A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force fires a mortar at Sulaiman Pek front line in the northwest of Tikrit city August 31, 2014. (REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal)
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott Monday defended Australia's military involvement in battling ISIS militants, calling the jihadist group a "death cult" involved in ethnic cleansing.Australia agreed Sunday to help the United States in an international effort to transport weapons to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS in northern Iraq, as well as humanitarian air drops to the besieged town of Amirli. Independent MP Andrew Wilkie said it was "insane" that the power to approve military action rested with Abbott and his senior ministers and demanded any decisions be debated in parliament.Abbott said that so far there had been no request from Iraq or the United States to take part in further military action but any call for more help would be considered.
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