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In late July 2019, a tall Australian judge travelled through the crowded streets of Kabul with a security detail in an armoured car.In late July 2019, a tall Australian judge travelled through the crowded streets of Kabul with a security detail in an armoured car.

Faiza Shakori says Australia's Afghan community has "heard for so long" stories of alleged war crimes by elite soldiers against innocent civilians and prisoners — but the revelations are still devastating.Faiza Shakori says Australia's Afghan community has "heard for so long" stories of alleged war crimes by elite soldiers against innocent civilians and prisoners — but the revelations are still devastating.

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A damning inquiry into Australian soldiers exposed a litany of alleged war crimes committed by the Australian Special Air Service in Afghanistan. including investigating Ben Roberts-Smith.A damning inquiry into Australian soldiers exposed a litany of alleged war crimes committed by the Australian Special Air Service in Afghanistan. including investigating Ben Roberts-Smith.

Australia 'war crimes': Ben Roberts-Smith may lose Victoria Cross | Daily Mail Online

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Last week, the Brereton Report documented terrible atrocities committed by Australian forces in Afghanistan. The political establishment has feigned shock at the revelations, but complicity in these crimes goes all the way to the top.

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Chief of Defence Angus Campbell has warned if the defence force doesn't 'own' the Brereton report on Australian war crimes and fix them, this horror may happe...Chief of Defence Angus Campbell has warned if the defence force doesn't 'own' the Brereton report on Australian war crimes and fix them, this horror may happe...

ADF must 'own' Afghan findings: general | Busselton-Dunsborough Mail | Busselton, WA

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Australian special forces troops were relied upon too much in Afghanistan in “hindsight”, the country’s defence chief has acknowledged.Australian special forces troops were relied upon too much in Afghanistan in “hindsight”, the country’s defence chief has acknowledged.

Brereton war crimes report: Defence chief admits SAS relied on too much

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Defence Minister Linda Reynolds says a report into horrendous war crimes committed by Australian soldiers left her "physically ill". Australian special forces...Defence Minister Linda Reynolds says a report into horrendous war crimes committed by Australian soldiers left her "physically ill". Australian special forces...

ADF 'must accept' sickening Afghan report | The Murray Valley Standard | Murray Bridge, SA

Mr Morrison said while the accusations of war crimes by Australian troops are "disturbing", veterans deserve the nation's full support. Mr Morrison said while the accusations of war crimes by Australian troops are "disturbing", veterans deserve the nation's full support.

Scott Morrison condemns alleged war crimes in Afghanistan as 'disturbing and distressing' | SBS News

The report on the Afghanistan inquiry conducted by Major General Paul Brereton could not have come to a more devastating judgement: what happened ‘is possibly the most disgraceful episode in Australia’s military history’. The report ...

A dark day for Defence shows the path to redemption | The Strategist

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Last year, the national broadcaster ABC had their offices raided by police amid an investigation into journalists who reported on leaked documents that allegedly...Last year, the national broadcaster ABC had their offices raided by police amid an investigation into journalists who reported on leaked documents that allegedly...

Australian Special Forces Vets Frustrated as Commanders Absolved in Afghan War Crimes Inquiry - Sputnik International

The Brereton report’s revelations demand that Australia’s military leaders take responsibility for what has happened on their watch. Their structures need a radical overhaul. But accountability doesn’t end at Defence headquarters. Military chiefs followed orders as much as gave them. Ultimately, sending people to war is a political decision. For at least 12 years, politiciansThe decision to use the SAS on high-tempo deployments was political: it made Australia a useful ally to the US. It may have also contributed to a culture of abuse.

The politics of deploying the SAS | The Saturday Paper

Scott Morrison has described this week's report of alleged war crimes committed by Australian soldiers in A...

Alleged war crimes 'disturbing and distressing', PM says

Scott Morrison says accusations of war crimes by Australian troops in Afghanistan are disturbing but veterans deserve the nation's full support.Scott Morrison says accusations of war crimes by Australian troops in Afghanistan are disturbing but veterans deserve the nation's full support.

Alleged SAS war crimes in Afghanistan are 'disturbing and distressing': PM

When Campbell was asked how the most shameful period in the Australian defence force's history happened he responded: "It starts with culture."When Campbell was asked how the most shameful period in the Australian defence force's history happened he responded: "It starts with culture."

Politicians were missing in action on Afghanistan killings | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

South Australia has plunged into and then out of a harsh state-wide lockdown as Australia learns of allegations some of the nation’s top soldiers are responsible for war crimes, this was the week in politics. A growing COVID-19 cluster in South Australia put Premier Steven Marshall into a panic and fuelled fears the state would see a Melbourne-style second wave. The circuit-breaker six-day lockdown put in place by the South Australian government will now be scrapped three days ahead of schedule, leaving concerns the South Australian public will not be so compliant about lockdowns in future. Meanwhile the Brereton report detailed findings of an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by ADF personnel in Afghanistan. The findings revealed “credible” information which indicated Australian soldiers had engaged in the “unlawful killings” of 39 individuals. South Australia has plunged into and then out of a harsh state-wide lockdown as Australia learns of allegations some of the nation’s top soldiers are responsible for war crimes, this was the week in politics. A growing COVID-19 cluster in South Australia put Premier Steven Marshall into a panic and fuelled fears the state would see a Melbourne-style second wave. The circuit-breaker six-day lockdown put in place by the South Australian government will now be scrapped three days ahead of schedule, leaving concerns the South Australian public will not be so compliant about lockdowns in future. Meanwhile the Brereton report detailed findings of an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by ADF personnel in Afghanistan. The findings revealed “credible” information which indicated Australian soldiers had engaged in the “unlawful killings” of 39 individuals.

A new, shocking report by the Australian government details war crimes by its forces in Afghanistan — violations that US and UK forces have also been accused of committing.A new, shocking report by the Australian government details war crimes by its forces in Afghanistan — violations that US and UK forces have also been accused of committing.

Australia admits war crimes in Afghanistan. Are US, UK next?

A report, after an inquiry into the conduct of special forces personnel in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016, found that senior commandos forced junior soldiers to kill defenceless captivesA report, after an inquiry into the conduct of special forces personnel in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016, found that senior commandos forced junior soldiers to kill defenceless captives

Scott Morrison calls allegations of Australian atrocities in Afghanistan 'disturbing' - The Hindu

A groundbreaking report into war crimes allegedly committed by Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan has shocked the country and will be carried by a generation of soldiers.A groundbreaking report into war crimes allegedly committed by Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan has shocked the country and will be carried by a generation of soldiers.

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Australia’s defense minister, Linda Reynolds, has said she felt “physically ill” after reading the military report into war crimes which provided evidence that the country’s special forces soldiers unlawfully killed 39 Afghans.Australia’s defense minister, Linda Reynolds, has said she felt “physically ill” after reading the military report into war crimes which provided evidence that the country’s special forces soldiers unlawfully killed 39 Afghans.

War crimes report saying special forces executed Afghan civilians made Australian defense minister ‘physically ill’ — RT World News

There are currently 25 Australian SAS soldiers that had either directly taken part in unlawful killings or acted as accessories to them.There are currently 25 Australian SAS soldiers that had either directly taken part in unlawful killings or acted as accessories to them.

Australian SAS Committed War Crimes, Internal Report Finds

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that the findings of a report that the country's special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan were "disturbing and distressing".Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that the findings of a report that the country's special forces allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians in Afghanistan were "disturbing and distressing".

Prime Minister calls allegations of Australian atrocities in Afghanistan 'disturbing' | Reuters

MELBOURNE, Nov 22 — Australia’s top military official said today the country’s defence force must ‘own’ a recent report on soldiers committing crimes in Afghanistan and pledged changes to ensure that atrocities do not happen again. The report, published on Thursday after an inquiry into...MELBOURNE, Nov 22 — Australia’s top military official said today the country’s defence force must ‘own’ a recent report on soldiers committing crimes in Afghanistan and pledged changes to ensure that atrocities do not happen again. The report, published on Thursday after an inquiry into...

Australia defence chief pledges changes after damning Afghanistan report | World | Malay Mail

Dr Samantha Crompvoets uncovered the story of the war crimes by Australian soldiers.Dr Samantha Crompvoets uncovered the story of the war crimes by Australian soldiers.

Samantha Crompvoets' inside story of Australia's Afghanistan war crimes report - NZ Herald

Turkey criticizes Australia for killing Afghan civiliansAustralian troops’ killing of almost four dozens Afghan civilians amounts to barbarism, Turkey's presidential spokesperson said Friday. "This is modern barbarism. It...

Turkey criticizes Australia for killing Afghan civilians | Daily Sabah

The government has been urged to open an independent inquiry into alleged wrongdoing by UK special forces in Afghanistan after damning revelations about Australian troops.A four-year judge-ledThe government has been urged to open an independent inquiry into alleged wrongdoing by UK special forces in Afghanistan after damning revelations about Australian troops.A four-year judge-led

'This is a terrible, terribly disturbing and distressing report,' Morrison said on Saturday in his first public comments since the publication of the document

PM Morrison calls allegations of Australian atrocities in Afghanistan 'disturbing' - International - World - Ahram Online

The four-year inquiry by New South Wales Court Of Appeal Justice Paul Brereton found the Australian Defence Force personnel were involved in the serious crimes, either carrying out the offences or at least being 'accessories' to the incidents. The four-year inquiry by New South Wales Court Of Appeal Justice Paul Brereton found the Australian Defence Force personnel were involved in the serious crimes, either carrying out the offences or at least being 'accessories' to the incidents.

Will Respond 'Very Seriously': Australian PM on War Crime Allegations Against its Personnel in Afghanistan

Justice Brereton found information that Australian special forces committed up to 39 alleged unlawful killings while operating within the American-led coalition in Afghanistan Justice Brereton found information that Australian special forces committed up to 39 alleged unlawful killings while operating within the American-led coalition in Afghanistan

'Demigod' SAS leaders 'forced' new soldiers to kill prisoners so they were 'blooded' - World News - Mirror Online

"Only through a series of independent inquiries will we uncover the true extent of this disregard for Afghan life, which normalized murder, and resulted in war crimes," an Afghan rights group says."Only through a series of independent inquiries will we uncover the true extent of this disregard for Afghan life, which normalized murder, and resulted in war crimes," an Afghan rights group says.

After Australian Report, Calls Grow For More Investigations Of Abuses In Afghanistan : NPR

SYDNEY • Australian military personnel who spoke out against alleged war crimes in Afghanistan said yesterday they felt vindicated by an inquiry that called for possible prosecution of troops, as the country reacted with shame and anger at the findings' severity.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Australia/NZ News -SYDNEY • Australian military personnel who spoke out against alleged war crimes in Afghanistan said yesterday they felt vindicated by an inquiry that called for possible

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A report found that the country's special forces had allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians.A report found that the country's special forces had allegedly killed 39 unarmed prisoners and civilians.

Scott Morrison calls allegations of Australian atrocities in Afghanistan 'disturbing', 'distressing' | Newshub

Australian minister says war crimes report made her 'ill' | 2020/11/20Australian minister says war crimes report made her 'ill'

Australian minister says war crimes report made her 'ill' | Taiwan News | 2020/11/20

Afghan human rights groups are demanding justice and accountability for victims of horrendous war crimes committed by Australian soldiers. Australian special...Afghan human rights groups are demanding justice and accountability for victims of horrendous war crimes committed by Australian soldiers. Australian special...

Afghan war crime victims deserve justice | The Bellingen Shire Courier Sun | Bellingen, NSW

The Brereton report of Australian SAS warcrimes in Afghanistan reveals how Australia's 'innocent' image is fraudulant, and always was.Australia represents itself as the innocent abroad. But is that just to shield us from the fact that we may be worse than most, as our overseas wars tend to be a projection of unfinished violence at home?

The uniquely Australian violence of the Brereton war crimes report

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These are the soldiers and former soldiers who blew the whistle on the behaviour, and the journalists who fought to tell their stories despite being lined up against some of the most powerful institutions, and decorated soldiers, in the land.These are the soldiers and former soldiers who blew the whistle on the behaviour, and the journalists who fought to tell their stories despite being lined up against some of the most powerful institutions, and decorated soldiers, in the land.

Soldiers and journalists, for pursuing the truth, despite the cost to yourselves, we salute you | Illawarra Mercury | Wollongong, NSW

A four-year inquiry into Australian special forces in Afghanistan has found “credible evidence” of the "murder" of 39 prisoners, farmers or other civilians. Australian Defense Force Chief Angus Campbell released the final report Thursday. Nineteen Australian soldiers are suspected of executing 39 Afghan prisoners and civilians between 2005 and 2016. The war crimes report found junior soldiers were encouraged to shoot prisoners to get their first kill.A four-year inquiry into Australian special forces in Afghanistan has found “credible evidence” of the "murder" of 39 prisoners, farmers or other civilians. Australian Defense Force Chief Angus Campbell released the final report Thursday. Nineteen Australian soldiers are suspected of executing 39 Afghan prisoners and civilians between 2005 and 2016. The war crimes report found junior soldiers were encouraged to shoot prisoners to get their first kill.

Australian War Crimes Report Shows Young Soldiers Were Encouraged to Shoot Afghanistan Prisoners to Get First Kill | Voice of America - English

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has told a Perth business forum she was "physically ill" when she read the Brereton report into alleged war crimes committed by Australian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan.Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has told a Perth business forum she was "physically ill" when she read the Brereton report into alleged war crimes committed by Australian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan.

The appeal came after Australia’s public release earlier in the day of a shocking report alleging unlawful killings by elite Australian troops in Afghanistan.The appeal came after Australia’s public release earlier in the day of a shocking report alleging unlawful killings by elite Australian troops in Afghanistan.