Australia to fire soldiers involved in Afghan killings
The Australia Defence Force (ADF) has served notices for dismissal to 10 special forces soldiers following last week’s report on the murder of 39 Afghan civilians and prisoners.
“They could face prosecution along 19 separate troops of Special Air Service for the murders,” said media sources.
Australia’s prime minister and top military commander have already apologized over the killings, while the Afghan government has called the murders unforgiveable but welcomed the report released by Australian defence department as a step towards justice, Turkish state news agency AA reported.
The Brereton report, commissioned by the inspector-general of the Australian Defence Force, cited “credible information” which established that Australian troops killed Afghans.