Australia releases evidence of crime investigation report of Army stationed in Afghanistan showing that Australian soldiers killed Afghans
The commander of the Australian Defence Force, Angus Campbell, today released part of the investigation report on the Australian Forces in Afghanistan, confirming that there is reliable evidence that Australian soldiers “illegally killed” 39 prisoners of war and civilians during their stay in Afghanistan.
Angus Campbell, Commander of the Australian Defence Force: Judge Brillton reviewed in detail 57 allegations of related incidents and issues.
He found reliable information confirming that 25 Australian Special Forces personnel were suspected of illegally killing 39 people in 23 incidents.
The persons involved were mainly from the special air service group, and those who were illegally killed were all under control, including prisoners, farmers or other civilians.
Campbell said the persons involved will be transferred to special investigators to decide whether to prosecute them.
After the “9.11” incident in 2001, Australia and other countries participated in the Afghan war launched by the United States and overthrew the Taliban regime.
The media later exposed a series of “horrific acts” by the Australian army in Afghanistan, including the killing of civilians and prisoners.
The Office of the Inspector General of the Australian Defence Force announced in 2016 that it had launched an investigation into “rumors and allegations” of possible violations of the law of armed conflict by troops stationed in Afghanistan, mainly involving Australian soldiers suspected of killing or torturing “non-combatants” in Afghanistan from 2005 to 2016. The investigation lasted 4 years.