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Defence Force confirms 13 soldiers face being sacked following Afghanistan war crimes inquiry – ABC News

Army Chief Rick Burr says “show cause” notices have been sent to elite Special Air Service Regiment soldiers in the wake of an explosive investigation into their…



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The Chief of the Army has revealed 13 members of the Australian Defence Force face the prospect of being sacked following the Afghanistan war crimes inquiry.
Key points:

  • Special Forces soldiers are alleged to have murdered at least 39 Afghans
  • Soldiers facing being sacked have 14 days to explain their alleged actions
  • The soldiers notified are believed to have been “accessories” or “witnesses” to the murders

It comes after the ABC yesterday revealed the Defence Force had sent “show cause” notices to…

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