Australian Defence Force dismisses TEN members after Afghan war crimes report

Australian Defence Force dismisses TEN members of the SAS in wake of bombshell Afghan war crimes report

By Brittany Chain For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:44 GMT, 26 November 2020 | Updated: 06:54 GMT, 26 November 2020

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Ten members of the Australian Defence Force have been dismissed in the wake of the bombshell Afghan war crimes report.

The elite soldiers who were stood down are members of the Special Air Services' now disbanded 2 Squadron, which was implicated in the Brereton war crimes report which was made public last week. 

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Defence suspects the 10 soldiers were '' or 'witnesses' to alleged murders carried out by other soldiers, ABC reported.

They are not among the 19 people Justice Brereton recommended be referred to Federal Police for further investigation.  

'Defence can confirm it has initiated administrative action against a number of serving Australian Defence Force personnel in accordance with legislation and Defence policy,' a spokesperson told the ABC.

'As the Chief of the Defence Force [CDF] said publicly last week, findings by the IGADF Afghanistan Inquiry of alleged negligence by individuals in the performance of their duties

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