Campbell apologises for Afghanistan war crimes

Original article by Andrew Tillett
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 4 : 20-Nov-20

The Brereton report into war crimes by Australian Defence Force personnel in Afghanistan has recommended that 19 serving and former soldiers be referred for prosecution. Paul Brereton, the Assistant Inspector-General of the ADF, found that there is evidence that 25 special forces soldiers were involved in the murder of 39 prisoners and civilians between 2009 and 2013. He also concluded that the elite solders had attempted to cover up their crimes by planting weapons on the victims. Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell has responded to the report by abolishing the SAS squadron at the centre of the allegations; he has also announced a review of all honours and awards received by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.


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