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The Australian political, military and legal establishments have been rocked this month by the publication of big investigation – known as the Brereton report – which states that Australian soldiers committed war crimes in Afghanistan. It identified 23 incidents in which 39 people were killed and another two people were subjected to cruel treatment by Australian special forces. All of the victims were either civilians or people considered ‘hors de combat’ – for instance prisoners of war.
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