Australia's defence chief says it will resume airstrikes against Islamic State
Australian Defense Force Chief Mark Binskin says the six Australian warplanes suspended operations in Syria.
Canberra: Australia's defence chief says Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets will soon resume airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria after operations were suspended as precaution because a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane earlier this week.
Australian Defense Force Chief Mark Binskin says the six Australian warplanes suspended operations in Syria while the Australians examined what was happening in what he had described as a "complex piece of airspace" over Syria.
He told reporters in the Australian capital Canberra: "It won't be long before you start to see the operations again."
Binskin says the warplanes had been occupied recently supporting Iraqi security forces in retaking the city of Mosul.
Thursday's game at Kensington Oval was called off at the last minute when a non-playing member of the West Indies team tested positive for the virus.
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Mitchell Starc finished the match with a haul of five for 48.
After his escape, the man was found eight hours later in Mount Lawley, north of the city, by the law enforcement agency