Ariana: A photograph obtained by The Guardian shows a senior Australian special forces soldier drinking beer out of the prosthetic leg of a dead Taliban fighter at an unauthorised bar on a base in Uruzgan province, in Afghanistan, in 2009. The picture of the beer swilling soldier comes amid a growing scandal following the release
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 23, 2020 Sharifullah Sharafat Abubakar Siddique TARIN KOT, Afghanistan — Mariam weeps at any mention of her late son, Rozi Khan. The Afghan grandmother, who goes by one name only, vividly remembers how Australian forces killed Khan, 22, in Sarkhum, their village near Tarin Kot, the capital of southern Uruzgan
By Phil Mercer VOA News November 19, 2020 SYDNEY – 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
Tolo News: The woman who interviewed hardened special forces soldiers to uncover horrifying ‘war crimes’ by Australian troops in Afghanistan has broken her silence, Daily Mail reported. She said SAS members were ‘obsessed’ with the ‘kill boards’ they kept on their walls that included murdered prisoners and civilians to increase their counts. Click here to
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 12, 2020 Australia will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Australian special forces in Afghanistan. Prime Minister Scott Morrison on November 12 warned Australians to expect allegations of “serious and possibly criminal misconduct” ahead of the release a report into the conduct of elite Australian
Australian Special Forces reportedly shot and killed an Afghan prisoner because there was not enough space on their aircraft during a drug operation at Camp Bastion in 2012.
The Express Tribune (PK): The United States has penalised the International Criminal Court for investigating war crimes in Afghanistan. In a bizarre but not unpredictable move, Washington has imposed penalties on the Prosecutor of the ICC for investigating crimes committed by US forces in Afghanistan. Sanctioning the officials of the ICC for carrying out their
Reuters: The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, over her investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. Bensouda was given the go-ahead by the court in March to investigate whether war crimes were committed in Afghanistan by the Taliban,
HRW: A senior UK commander in 2011 feared a British military unit in Afghanistan had a “deliberate policy” of killing Afghan men, even when “they did not pose a threat” – which the commander called “indefensible behaviour” that “could be criminal.” Nine years later, the UK government is doing its best to ensure it is
Al Jazeera: Investigators in New Zealand have concluded that the country’s military repeatedly misled government ministers and the public for years over civilian casualties in a special forces raid in Afghanistan 10 years ago. Click here to read more (external link).