Australian Special Forces Killed Afghan Children, Tried to Cover It Up
Killings Reflected Shifting Priorities, Tactics in Afghan War
Adding to evidence of the humanitarian nightmare the Afghan War has become, Australia is now investigating soldiers from their special forces related to evidence that at least twice in raids in Kandahar Province, those troops killed children in rural areas, then tried to cover up their deaths.
“Cover it up” might be overstating it, really. Indeed, the evidence suggests that the Australian forces who were present at the killings just plain never reported them up the chain of command, and it was only because local villagers found the bodies that those deaths became public knowledge.
This comes as Australia’s Inspector General is already investigating the special forces over other unlawful killings, and that those special forces were killing so many…
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